Seminar to Address the Threat of Avocado Laurel Wilt

  • Jun 28, 2019

The California Avocado Commission, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), California Avocado Society and University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center are hosting a free seminar entitled “Laurel Wilt — A Threat to California’s Avocado Industry.”  

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Current status of laurel wilt in South Florida
  • Laurel wilt epidemiology and management
  • Laurel wilt vectors and management
  • Vascular physiology, anatomy and susceptibility of different avocado cultivars
  • Economic impact of control strategies

Laurel wilt disease has the potential to greatly impact the California avocado industry, thus California avocado growers are encouraged to attend one of the free seminars. University of Florida researchers will be on hand to share their expertise in identifying and combatting the disease, which was first identified in the southeastern U.S. in 2004.

The seminars will take place as noted below:

July 30, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Pala Mesa Resort
2001 Old Hwy 395
Fallbrook, CA 92028

July 31, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
UCCE Office Auditorium
669 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA

August 1, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
San Luis Obispo Farm Bureau Office
4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obsipo, CA 93401

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