Glyphosate is a well-known and commonly used herbicide for weed management in orchards. To address purported concerns that glyphosate use could lead to soil nutrient deficiencies, Drs. Brad Hanson and O. Adewale Osipitan conducted a long-term research project from 2013-2020 to determine the impacts of glyphosate on orchard crops.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most California counties are experiencing severe drought conditions and the long-term outlook for the state predicts a continuation of the drought through the end of July. Learn more about drought resources available to growers.
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.
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.
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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