Laurel wilt disease has the potential to greatly impact the California avocado industry, therefore California avocado growers are encouraged to attend one of the free seminars hosted by the California Avocado Commission, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), California Avocado Society and University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center.

Agenda:

  • Current status of laurel wilt in South Florida — Jeff Wasielewski, Tropical Fruit Crops Agent, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension

  • Laurel wilt epidemiology and management — Dr. Romina Gazis, Plant Pathology Director, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

  • Vascular physiology and anatomy of different avocado genotypes relative to laurel wilt susceptibility — Dr. Bruce Schaffer, Ecophysiologist, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

  • Laurel wilt vectors: biology and management — Dr. Daniel Carrillo, Entomologist – Tropical Fruits, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

  • Economic impact and economics of control strategies — Mr. Fredy Ballen, Data Management Analyst, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

  • Current control strategies, recommendations and issues — Dr. Jonathan Crane, Tropical Fruit Crop Specialist, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

30 Jul
9:00am - 11:00am
Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy 395
Fallbrook, CA
31 Jul
9:00am - 11:00am
UCCE Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA
01 Aug
9:00am - 11:00am
San Luis Obispo Farm Bureau Office, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo, CA