Statewide Avocado Acreage and Condition Analysis Report Available
In order to assist the California Avocado Commission (CAC) in making informed budgeting, forecasting and marketing decisions on behalf of California avocado growers, the Commission partnered with Land IQ to complete annual acreage surveys using digital satellite imagery, aerial photography and analytical tools. To ensure the data represents true cropped areas, not legal parcel boundaries, Land IQ defined avocado polygon boundaries representing homogenous avocado crop types that were then assigned a condition class: producing, topped/stumped, new/young or abandoned.
Information from the acreage surveys has been compiled in a spatial land use database and is utilized by the Commission for various acreage requests and analyses throughout the year. Land IQ also has released the 2018 Statewide Avocado Acreage and Condition Analysis report. Highlights of the report are as follows:
- The five main avocado growing Counties are: Ventura, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Luis Obispo
- A total of 54,820 planted acres were recorded statewide for 2018
- Of the total planted acreage:
- 47,158 — producing acres
- 4,434 — new/young acres
- 3,319 — topped/stumped acres
The report also provides:
- Maps illustrating planted avocado polygons in each of CAC’s five districts
- Tables noting producing acreage by county and zip code
- Tables illustrating the change in California avocado acreage classification (producing, topped/stumped, new/young or abandoned) from 2017 to 2018
A copy of the report is available in the right-hand navigation.