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Research

The long-term success of California avocado growers depends on economic sustainability and enhanced profitability in an increasingly competitive industry. CAC's Production Research Program strives to help California avocado growers improve productivity, manage pests and diseases, improve cultural management practices and maintain premium brand positioning through a variety of research projects. Over the past year, specific production research projects have concentrated on improving yields with better salinity and water management, plant breeding, avocado tree monitoring, pesticide resistance and Fusarium dieback disease.

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Research News

October 19, 2014

The final report from Dr. Carol Lovatt, UC Riverside, for Uniconazole-P commercial field tests in California on Hass avocado trees resulted in negative effects on yield, fruit size and fruit quality.

April 16, 2014

The Queensland avocado industry has compiled an Avocado Problem Solver Field Guide. Please take a brief survey to indicate if you would be interested in receiving a copy.

April 9, 2014

Drs. Richard Stouthamer and Akif Eskalen recently visited Vietnam to learn about polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) pest management opportunities. Read more about their discoveries and future PSHB research.