Online Avocado Support Tool Available
An Avocado Support Tool, designed to help growers optimize tree nutrition for greater yields, is available online at www.iwannagro.com.
The online service is simple to use. Growers input leaf data, which is sent to Dr. David Crowley for analysis. A customized, confidential report is provided to the grower identifying each site’s current yield potential, and specifically ranking each nutrient element and its quantitative importance in affecting the site’s potential fruit yields. The detailed report shows results for macronutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur) and micronutrients (Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron, Sodium, Chloride). The report is emailed to growers with a short turnaround time.
The www.iwannagro.com website includes instructions concerning how and when to collect avocado leaves for sampling. The leaf analysis cost is $50/site.