Seminar: Decision Support Tools to Manage Avocado Nutrition and Chloride Toxicity

  • Apr 06, 2017

Index Fresh is hosting a seminar entitled “Decision Support Tools for Management of Avocado Nutrition and Chloride Toxicity” in all three major California avocado growing regions. The seminar will include findings from Dr. David Crowley’s five-year decision support tool research project, and a glimpse into how the tool will look and feel to growers from the software development company. Dr. Crowley and his team gathered data from hundreds of avocado trees across a transect of major avocado production areas in Southern California in order to model the relationships between leaf nutrient concentrations and the yields of avocado trees. Findings from the project will be used to develop a Decision Support Tool that can help growers improve fertilization and nutrient management while minimizing the effects of soil salinity. A summary of Dr. Crowley’s findings is available in the Winter 2016 issue of From the Grove.

Speakers at the event include Dr. Crowley (professor of plant soil relations, emeritus, UC-Riverside), Dr. Tim Spann (California Avocado Commission) and Dr. Cliff Ohmart (SureHarvest).

The seminars will take place as follows. 


Monday, May 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard Ventura
Adagio meeting Space
2000 Solar Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036 

San Luis Obispo

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo
SLO Center Meeting Space
333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pala Mesa Resort – Syc/Cyp Meeting Space
2001 Old Highway 395
Fallbrook, CA 92028 

 Interested growers should RSVP with Susan Soto at or 909.877.0999 x 258. You may also RSVP with your field representative.

Decision Support Tools for Management of Avocado Nutrition and Chloride Toxicity Seminar Flyer

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