A new research paper explores nocturnal pollination of ‘Hass’ avocado trees and the presence of nocturnal insects that may play a role in pollination. The paper is based on observations by researchers in New Zealand and contains insights of interest to avocado growers.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. A strong ridge of high pressure will build into Southwest California, likely bringing an extended heat wave to the region late in the weekend of August 4-5 through August 10.
Read highlights from Dr. Ben Faber's blog post on how growers can alleviate grove damage caused by recent excessive temperatures.
Use of ProgGibb LV Plus® Plant Growth Regulator Increases Total Yield and Fruit Size of Hass Avocados
As of March 27, 2018, foliar application of ProGibb LV Plus® to ‘Hass’ avocado trees in commercial orchards has been approved. Dr. Carol J. Lovatt, emerita professor of plant physiology at the University of California – Riverside, recently completed research concerning the effectiveness of ProGibb LV Plus® on avocado fruit size and yield. Learn more.
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