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Growing Avocados

Growing News

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

December 19, 2014

Presentations from the December 16 -17 PSHB grower meetings are now available.

December 10, 2014

Growers are strongly encouraged to attend the PSHB grower outreach meetings to learn more about PSHB/fusarium dieback, how to detect symptoms, equipment cleaning protocol, the latest research and updates concerning infestation.

December 1, 2014

In order to keep California avocado growers abreast of the latest developments concerning the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), the California Avocado Commission (CAC) will host two informational meetings.

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.

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.

September 24, 2013

Because avocado trees are tropical rainforest trees, they are active year-round — and that means cultural management of avocado groves is necessary throughout the year. In fall, growers should prepare avocado groves for winter weather events, flush out accumulated salts, and apply pruning techniques and fertilization for optimal spring performance.