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Growing Avocados

Growing News

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

October 15, 2014

Five handouts from the recent Informational Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer/Fusarium Dieback Grower Meeting are now available online.

September 24, 2014

A commercial avocado grove in Escondido, CA was recently found to be infested by Polyphagous shot hole borer/Fusarium dieback. The manner in which the infestation occurred is not certain, but growers are urged to take precautionary steps to avoid further dissemination of this pest/disease complex.

March 24, 2014

Analysis of samples collected from the dead tree in southern Orange County has been completed and the tree was NOT affected by polyphagous shot hole borer/fusarium dieback.

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.