Free Avocado Irrigation Workshop

  • Aug 01, 2022

The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting a free Avocado Irrigation Workshop on September 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the San Diego Farm Bureau located at 420 S. Broadway, Escondido, CA, 92025.  The workshop will focus on drought and heat effects; irrigation management tools; mapping and managing salinity; water costs and planting density; and support programs available to California avocado growers.

Speakers include the following:

  • Dr. Ben Faber, UCCE Subtropical Crops Advisor, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties — Drought and Heat Effects on Avocado
  • Dr. Ali Montazar, UCCE Irrigation and Water Management Advisor, San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties — Irrigation Management Tools and Information Under Development in California Avocados
  • Dr. Dennis Corwin, Director of Agricultural Operations and Professor of Extension, UC-Riverside — Strategies in Managing Salinity in Avocado Production
  • Etaferahu Takele, UCCE Area Farm Management/Agricultural Economist in Southern California, San Bernardino — Water Cost in High Density Avocado Planting and Profitability
  • Luis Ramos, Mission RCD, Fallbrook  — Mission Resource Conservation District’s Supporting Programs

Continuing education credits are available for the workshop. The complete agenda is available online and registration is now open.

For program information, contact Ali Montazar at amontazar@ucanr.edu. Contact Jan Gonzales at jggonzales@ucanr.edu for registration information.

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