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Specialty Crops

Ellie Andrews 
Specialty Crops Advisor
Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties
University of California Cooperative Extension
Email: eandrews@ucanr.edu
Instagram: @specialtycrops
View more resources on the Specialty Crops program website

Specialty Crops Advisor Flier
Flier (EN)
Flier (ES)

Introduction Letter - Specialty Crops Advisor (EN)
Introduction Letter - Specialty Crops Advisor (ES)

Here is a quick online survey for commercial specialty crop growers in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties. This covers apples, olives, vegetables, cut flowers, culinary herbs, specialty grains, culinary mushrooms, etc. (excluding grapes). Results will provide valuable input that will help the new UCCE Specialty Crops Advisor, Ellie Andrews, learn about your priorities related to in-the-field topics. All responses will be kept confidential. 
Specialty Crops Survey (English)
Encuesta para Cultivos Especiales (Español)

If you would like to provide a gift donation to support this program, please click this link and find "UCCE Sonoma, Marin, Napa Specialty Crops" in the drop down menu. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What are specialty crops?
USDA definition
UC Small Farms - Specialty Crops

What do you do?
Grower-focused science-based education, outreach, and applied research centered on key common needs identified in my assigned region. I primarily work with commercial vegetable and (non-grape) fruit crop systems. If you are not a commercial grower, please reach out to our fantastic Master Gardener Program with your questions. 

What's wrong with my crops? 
This resource is a good place to start assessing plant health issues: Plant Health Assessment Questions