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State makes strawberry sustainability and research investment

By John Palminteri, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Feb 19 2013 07:53:29 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 19 2013 11:00:02 PM CST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -

Local strawberries are among the most popular crops in the area and California is sending money to the tri-counties for more research to help growers.

The California Strawberry Commission gave $1 million to Cal Poly to create a sustainability research and education center.

The center will be the first of its kind and dedicated to strawberry farming. The central cost is one of the largest producers of strawberries in the nation.

The center will combine many research areas at Cal Poly, including hydrology, engineering, packaging and marketing.

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