California Avocado Society Seminar Series — April 9, 10, 11, 2019

  • Mar 05, 2019

The next California Avocado Society seminars will be taking place the second week of April. The topics to be covered include pest and disease identification and management, scouting and pruning.

San Luis Obispo
Tuesday April 9, 1pm to 3pm

Cal Poly/Mission Produce grove
Meet at the Cal Poly Meat Lab Parking lot
Stemner Creek Rd (follow signs from Hwy 1)


  • Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
  • Tom Roberts: Entomologist, PCA - Persea/Thrips/Scouting Control
  • Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Disease
  • Gabe Filipe: Dirctor of California Sourcing and Farming at Mission Produce - Pruning

Wednesday April 10, 9am to 11am

Pine Tree Ranch
19455 E. Telegraph Rd, Santa Paula, CA 93060 


  • Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
  • Jane Delahoyde: Pest Control Advisor at Oxnard Pest Control Assn. - Persea Scouting/Control
  • Tom Roberts: Entomologist, PCA - Thrips/ISHB Scouting/Scouting
  • Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Disease
  • Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director - Pruning

Thursday April 11, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location TBD

  • Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
  • Jim Davis: Entomologist, PCA - Persea/Lacebug Scouting/Control
  • Jim Davis: Entomologist, PCA - Thrips/ISHB Scouting/Control
  • Patricia Manosalva: Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of the UCR Avocado Breeding Program at UC Riverside - Disease
  • Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Pruning

These are field-based meetings and will involve walking through the respective groves at each location. Please plan accordingly, wear sturdy shoes, and don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.

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