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Growing Avocados

Growing News

These articles are time-sensitive cultural management pieces that address current growing conditions and seasons.

November 20, 2014

Growers, grove managers, PCAs and others are continuing to scout for the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) in San Diego and Riverside Counties, where the situation remains dynamic.

November 10, 2014

According to information shared with the Commission, PSHB has reportedly been found in avocado groves in Valley Center, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Pauma Valley and Escondido, with varying degrees of infestation. These reports have yet to be confirmed.

November 4, 2014

Growers may be interested in a new book that examines the causes of frost and methods that can be used to protect yields from damage.

Cultural Management

These articles are a collection of perennial cultural management best practices.

March 24, 2014

As growers and pest control advisors plan their arthropod pest management program for 2014, they should consider the consequences of pesticide resistance that would make pest management problematic in the future.

January 16, 2014

Because of the warm and dry winter, persea mite and thrips populations may be increasing in some areas, so California avocado growers should be vigilant and monitor pest populations earlier than normal.

December 18, 2013

View three presentations concerning threats posed to California avocado groves by new pests and diseases, including laurel wilt disease, fusarium dieback disease, the polyphagous shot hole borer and the Florida redbay ambrosia beetle.