The California Avocado Commission has published the 2020 California Avocado Pre-season Crop Estimate for January 1 – December 31, 2020 on the California avocado growers website
The University of California Integrated Pest Management department has launched a mobile-friendly version of Pest Management Guidelines: Avocado.
To assist members of the agricultural industry, the University of California – Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) has created a Wildfire Resources webpage and added new resources concerning the “Protection from Wildfire Smoke” regulation. Learn more.
The University of California (UC) will host a series of UC Ag Expert webinars in 2020 that will feature topics of interest to California avocado growers. The seminars cover avocado-related topics, as well as citrus-related topics that may be of interest to those who farm both. Learn more.
It can be difficult to determine the effectiveness of pesticide and herbicide spray coverage, but water sensitive cards can be used to determine droplet size and coverage. The water sensitive cards can be placed in trees and then the drop pattern can be assessed visually, or with an app, to determine how effectively the sprays are being applied. Learn more.
As part of its UC Ag Experts Talk program, the University of California will host an Avocado Thrips webinar on January 22 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Mark Hoddle will lead the presentation.
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