Growing News

Spotted Lanternfly Poses Potential Threat to California Avocado Groves

  • Feb 14, 2020

The Spotted lanternfly has made its way to the United States. While live specimens of the pest have not yet been found in California, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has found dead spotted lanternflies on cargo planes arriving in California and it is expected the live pest will make its way to California soon.

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Growers Beware: It’s Rattlesnake Season

  • Feb 14, 2020

California is home to nine species of rattlesnake that play an important role in the ecosystem, including, for example, feeding on rodents that can cause damage in groves. That said, rattlesnakes are venomous and bites — including those in which no venom was injected — do require medical treatment. As temperatures warm, rattlesnakes will be more mobile in California avocado groves so it is...

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Growers Report Yellow Leaves in California Avocado Groves

  • Feb 13, 2020

According to Dr. Ben Faber, growers have been noting that their California avocado trees have a significant number of yellow leaves on them right now. What does this mean? Learn more.

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Best Practices for Applying ProGibb LV Plus®

  • Feb 13, 2020

Spring is the ideal time to apply ProGibb LV Plus,® a low volatile organic compound formulation designed to increase avocado fruit size and yield. This article provides best practices for applying the plant growth regulator.

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2020 Pre-season California Avocado Crop Projections Available Online

  • Dec 30, 2019

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

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Mobile-friendly Version of Pest Management Guidelines Available

  • Dec 27, 2019

The University of California Integrated Pest Management department has launched a mobile-friendly version of Pest Management Guidelines: Avocado.

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