Free Avocado Irrigation Workshop
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