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Growing Avocados

Growing News

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

September 15, 2015

A new article entitled, “Avocado Farm Families Still Healing More Than a Decade Later: What Lessons Have We Learned About Fire Readiness and Prevention?” is available for growers.

September 14, 2015

Presentations materials focusing on the polyphagous shot hole borer, Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer and Fusarium Dieback pest-disease complex are now available.

July 30, 2015

The number of detections of the Los Angeles population of the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) has increased in northern Los Angeles County near the Ventura County line since the first detections were reported in early June. Learn more.

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.