Growing News

Coping with Defoliated Avocado Trees

  • Mar 22, 2021

Sometimes, a combination of weather factors — or extensive pruning — can lead to defoliated trees and this can be problematic as the tree then has no way of moving water because the leaves aren’t present to transpire and create water flow.  Learn more about how to treat avocado trees that have lost a their leaves.

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How Textural Stratification of Soil Impacts Irrigation

  • Feb 28, 2021

As we approach the bloom season in California avocado groves, it’s important to take action to leach the salts from grove soils. Because this past winter has been low in rain, and California avocado growing regions have experienced high winds and heat the groves will be particularly vulnerable to salt damage.

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Spring Is Ideal For ProGibb LV Plus® Application

  • Feb 26, 2021

Spring is the ideal time to apply ProGibb LV Plus® (gibberellic acid; GA) —a low volatile organic compound formulation designed to increase avocado fruit size and yield. According to the California Avocado Commission’s March 2020 grower survey, which examined growers’ experience with using GA, an increasing number of growers are using GA and to date no users have reported any negative...

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Avocado Laurel Wilt Ambrosia Beetle Online Workshop

  • Jan 27, 2021

On Thursday, February 11, University of Florida researchers will host an online Avocado Laurel Wilt and Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle Workshop from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific time. The event will provide updates concerning basic and applied LW-AB research and how this pest-disease complex impacts avocado production.

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Preventing and Managing Wind Damage in California Avocado Groves

  • Jan 26, 2021

When it comes to potential wind damage, California avocado growers typically face two different scenarios: chronic wind exposure or severe wind events. Learn what you can do to prevent and manage wind damage.

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Yellow Leaves in Spring Indicative of Need to Adjust Nutrient Management

  • Jan 25, 2021

In spring, as California avocado trees begin to bloom, growers often report seeing yellow leaves at the ends of branches of otherwise healthy trees. Dr. Danny Klittich, of Redox, recently posted a helpful article about the yellowing of leaves in spring, what this indicates, and what growers can do to remedy the situation. Learn more.

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