Manage Water Costs by Assessing Your Irrigation System

  • Jun 11, 2013

It’s important to manage the costs of irrigating avocado trees in order to be a successful California avocado grower. To ensure your irrigation is not wasting water resources, consider the following avocado cultural management practices.

  • Cap off sprinklers to diseased and damaged trees
  • Stump canopied trees
  • Thin crowded groves before they canopy over
  • Top-work over from an undesirable to a desirable variety
  • Apply mulch and remove weeds
  • Keep skirts low on the trees
  • Check and recheck your irrigation system for leaks