Growing News

Avocado Researchers Examine Possibility that Nocturnal Insects Pollinate Avocado Trees at Night

  • Sep 11, 2018

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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Avocado Heat Damage Follow-up

  • Aug 14, 2018

On Friday July 6, 2018, the California avocado industry was hit by an unprecedented heatwave. For many growing areas the heat continued into July 7 and July 8. What made this event so different from previous heatwaves? Learn more.

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Excessive Heat Watch for Southern California Counties - August 4-10

  • Aug 03, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. A strong ridge of high pressure will build into Southwest California, likely bringing an extended heat wave to the region late in the weekend of August 4-5 through August 10.

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Best Practices for California Avocado Groves Impacted by Excessive Heat

  • Jul 12, 2018

Read highlights from Dr. Ben Faber's blog post on how growers can alleviate grove damage caused by recent excessive temperatures.

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Handler Seat Vacancy on CAC Board

  • May 25, 2018

The California Avocado Commission seeks interested candidates to fill a handler seat vacancy on the Commission Board of Directors.

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Use of ProgGibb LV Plus® Plant Growth Regulator Increases Total Yield and Fruit Size of Hass Avocados

  • Apr 16, 2018

As of March 27, 2018, foliar application of ProGibb LV Plus® to ‘Hass’ avocado trees in commercial orchards has been approved. Dr. Carol J. Lovatt, emerita professor of plant physiology at the University of California – Riverside, recently completed research concerning the effectiveness of ProGibb LV Plus® on avocado fruit size and yield. Learn more.

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