Avocado Café Hosting Virtual Pollination Information Session

  • Mar 14, 2022

To help California avocado growers learn more about how they can enhance pollination in their groves, the Avocado Café is hosting a virtual pollination session entitled “Avocado productivity: Understanding pollinators and their importance for avocado fruit set” on March 29 from 8:00 – 10:00a.m.  The session will examine critical tasks growers can undertake to improve pollination and production. The topics will include the following:

  • Honey bee behavior and how they forage in avocados — Arnon Dag, Institute of Plant Sciences, The Volcani Institute, Israel
  • The use of bumblebees to augment avocado pollination — Raffi Stern, MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute, Israel
  • Pollinator habitat gardens produce diverse native pollinators that visit avocado flowers in greater Ventura — Gordon Frankie, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

Pre-registration for the event is required. To register, send an email to cafeavos@gmail.com. Upon completing registration, attendees will receive a link to the virtual event.

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