The California Avocado Society Annual Meeting will include a field tour and annual meeting with presentations from industry experts, a grower panel and award presentations.

The Friday tour includes:

  • Calavo Avocado Ripening Facility — Review avocado ripening technology and management
  • Fruit Growers Laboratories — Examine leaf and soil analysis technologies
  • Brokaw Orchard — Tour high density groves and discuss management changes over time
  • Domingues Orchard — Review high density management and pruning practices
  • BBQ and reception at Limoneira Ranch Headquarters

The speakers for the Saturday CAS Annual Meeting include:

  • Scott Bucy, Vice-President, Fruit Growers Laboratories — Soil and Plant Analysis: Common and Not So Common Problems
  • Dr. Raquel Folgado, Cryopreservation Researcher, The Huntington — Cryopreservation of Avocado Germplasm and New Technology Spin-offs for Propagation and Breeding
  • Consuelo Fernandez, Director of International Cooperation, Brokaw Nursery — Gem Variety Management, and New Rootstocks
  • Dr. Peggy Mauk, UCR Director of Ag Operations and CE Subtropical Specialist — Rootstock Trial Progress
  • Brittany Collins, Owner and Chief Pilot, HawkEye Imaging — Remote Sensing Technology—Now and in the Future
  • M. Cristina León, CAS Board Member — Highlights of the CAS tour to Michoacan
  • Grower Panel — Shawn Martin, Organic Grower Carpinteria; Kevin Ball, Ag Land Services; Ed McFadden, Orchard Manager. Moderated by Susan Estrada, Newsline Editor.

The cost of the tour (October 20) is $25 for CAS members and $35 for non-members. The cost for the CAS Annual Meeting is $85 for members and $95 for non-members. Register for the CAS Field Tour and Annual Meeting online through the CAS website.

20 Oct
12:00pm - 7:30pm
Hansen Agricultural Center located at 14292 West Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA
21 Oct
7:30am - 2:45pm
Four Points by Sheraton, 1050 Schooner Drive
Ventura, CA