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Growing Avocados

Growing News

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

October 31, 2014

Since the discovery of polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) in commercial avocado groves in San Diego County, Commission staff have been working with researchers and impacted industry members to communicate critical information to limit the spread of the pest complex. While efforts to identify possible chemical control materials continue, grove sanitation measures constitute the primary activity growers can undertake to further limit the spread of the beetle/fungus complex.

October 30, 2014

The USDA has launched a new website designed to provide growers with practical information to help them cope with the challenges and stressors caused by a changing climate.

October 15, 2014

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

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.