Drought Resources Available for Growers
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most California counties are experiencing severe drought conditions. The National Weather Service long-term outlook for the state predicts a continuation of the drought through the end of July.
To assist growers affected by the drought, the California Department of Food and Agriculture provides a webpage listing disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As the drought continues, growers are encouraged to visit the California avocado growers website for cultural management articles that can assist growers in managing the current conditions. Topics include:
- How to determine whether an avocado tree is suffering from drought or root rot
- The benefits of mulch for water conservation (and dispelling mulch myths)
- How to manage damage caused by heat events