For California avocado growers, it can be difficult to ascertain whether a tree is suffering from disease, pests, nutrient deficiencies or damage caused by insecticides. Learn more about herbicide damage to avocado trees, including the specific symptoms associated with different insecticide groups.
The California Avocado Commission is conducting a brief California avocado grower online survey to better understand grower awareness and use of various irrigation techniques. The survey is part of the Commission's soil moisture sensor project at Pine Tree Ranch. Learn more.
The latest updates concerning the after effects of the 2018 wildfires and July heat wave on the current and future California avocado crops.
Leaf analysis is a critical tool in helping California avocado growers determine whether their trees are receiving the correct levels of nutrients necessary for optimal fruit quality and yields. Recent fire and heat damage may impact which leaves are available for sampling on trees and pruning back damaged limbs will alter nutrient standards. Learn more about leaf sampling best practices.
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.
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