The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting a free Avocado Irrigation Workshop that will focus on drought and heat effects; irrigation management tools; mapping and managing salinity; water costs and planting density; and support programs available to California avocado growers.

Speakers include the following:

  • Dr. Ben Faber, UCCE Subtropical Crops Advisor, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties — Drought and Heat Effects on Avocado
  • Dr. Ali Montazar, UCCE Irrigation and Water Management Advisor, San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties — Irrigation Management Tools and Information Under Development in California Avocados
  • Dr. Dennis Corwin, Director of Agricultural Operations and Professor of Extension, UC-Riverside — Strategies in Managing Salinity in Avocado Production
  • Etaferahu Takele, UCCE Area Farm Management/Agricultural Economist in Southern California, San Bernardino — Water Cost in High Density Avocado Planting and Profitability
  • Luis Ramos, Mission RCD, Fallbrook  — Mission Resource Conservation District’s Supporting Programs

Continuing education credits are available for the workshop. The complete agenda is available online and registration is now open.

28 Sep
1:00pm - 4:00pm
San Diego Farm Bureau, 420 S. Broadway
Escondido, CA