Growing News

Blue Gum Mulch Myths Dispelled

  • Aug 27, 2019

The use of blue gum eucalyptus as a mulch material has long been viewed as problematic because of its reputation as having lethal effects on other plants. However, a new master’s thesis indicates that blue gum is not toxic to California native species. Learn more.

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Laurel Wilt Disease Overview — Impact in Florida and Threat to California

  • Aug 19, 2019

In 2002, packing material infested with the redbay ambrosia beetle led to the introduction and spread of Laurel Wilt Disease (LWD) across the southeastern portion of the United States. Recently, a group of Florida researchers shared their LWD research with California avocado growers in a series of seminars in Fallbrook, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. Read more.

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CAC Assessing Interest in Laurel Wilt Florida Avocado Tour

  • Aug 13, 2019

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) would like to hear from growers concerning whether they would be interested in participating in a tour in Florida to see the effects of laurel wilt disease firsthand and learn more about how it’s being managed. Learn more about this opportunity.

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How to Care for Your Avocado Grove After a Fire

  • Aug 09, 2019

After a fire, it’s important to walk the grove in order to assess the varying level of damage to trees within the grove. Learn more about the steps you should take if your grove suffers fire damage.

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Fire Prevention Measures for California Avocado Groves

  • Aug 08, 2019

Learn more about fire readiness and best practices concerning how to create defensible spaces to prevent the spread of wildfires in California avocado groves.

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Avocado Grove Cover Crop Insights

  • Jul 26, 2019

Review discussion highlights from a grower panel of cover crop veterans who participated in the "Avocado Nutrition and Cover Crop Usage" field say session at Pine Tree Ranch. 

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