The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is offering a six-week Avocado Production Course for New Growers.  Two field trips will be included as part of the course; the dates and locations for those trips will be announced at a later date.

Dr. Gary Bender, UCCE Farm Advisor Emeritus, and Sonia Rios, UCCE Farm Advisor, will cover the following topics:

  • Botany
  • Flowering
  • Avocado varieties and rootstocks
  • Harvest dates
  • Irrigation systems and scheduling
  • Salinity management
  • Fertilization
  • Organic production
  • Economics
  • Insect and mite control
  • Disease and weed management
  • Canopy management
  • Tree spacing
  • Frost management

The registration fee is $155 and includes the following publications: Avocado Production in California (books 1 and 2) and the ANR publication Propagating Avocados.

Online registration is available.

01 Oct
1:00pm - 3:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 South Broadway
Escondido, CA
08 Oct
1:00pm - 3:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 South Broadway
Escondido, CA
22 Oct
1:00pm - 3:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 South Broadway
Escondido, CA
29 Oct
1:00pm - 3:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 South Broadway
Escondido, CA
05 Nov
1:00pm - 3:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 South Broadway
Escondido, CA
12 Nov
1:00pm - 3:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 South Broadway
Escondido, CA