Dr. Ben Faber, UC Cooperative Extension Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Farm Advisor, will speak about:

  • Benefits of using mulch in avocado groves
  • Various types of mulch that can be used
  • How and when to apply mulch

Dr. Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission Research Program Director, will discuss:

  • What phytophthora species affect avocados
  • How to recognize symptoms of phytophthora infection in avocados
  • Best management practices for dealing with phytophthora

Dr. Carol Lovatt, UC Riverside Emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology, will discuss:

  • Use of gibberellic acid (GA) plant growth regulator on avocados
  • Benefits of using GA
  • When and how to apply GA 
05 Feb
1:00pm - 3:00pm
SLO Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo, CA
06 Feb
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA
07 Feb
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Room, 990 East Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA