World Avocado Congress Summary Webinar Available Online

  • May 26, 2023

On April 25, the California Avocado Society hosted the World Avocado Congress Comes to California, where speakers shared reports from the WAC that was held recently in Auckland, New Zealand. A recording of that event is now available online.

Following is a list of speakers and the topics they discussed as part of this seminar.

  • Water management updates — Ali Montazar - Water Adviser for the University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Genomics and varieties — Mary Lu Arpaia - Subtropical Horticulturist at the University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Disease updates — Peggy Mauk - Director of Agricultural Operations Professor
  • Latest technologies — Nathan Lurie - President of the California Avocado Society
  • Rootstock and propagation updates — Consuelo Fernandez - International Relations/ R&D Manager at Brokaw Nursery
  • Pests — Tom Roberts - Entomologist; PCA “Integrated Consulting Entomology”
  • WAC 2023 themes and sustainability — Derek Knobel - Asst. V.P. Farming Operations at Leavens Ranches. Past California Avocado Society President
  • Lessons learned at WAC and updates concerning economics/markets — Etaferahu Takele Extension Economist, Area Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension

Presentations from WAC 2023 also are available online.

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