Growing News

New Free App Helps Growers Find Beekeepers

  • Jan 16, 2019

In an era in which finding bees has become more difficult, California avocado growers may be interested in a new app, called Polination Network, that helps growers locate beekeepers

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Preparing for the Potential Frosts and Freezes of January

  • Jan 15, 2019

For California avocado growers, January is the month that groves tend to be susceptible to frost and freeze damage. As the threat of colder weather arrives, it’s important for growers to understand the mechanics of frosts and freezes, and what they can do to protect their groves from unseasonably cold conditions.

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CDFA Healthy Soils Grants and SWEEP Program Informational Seminars Available

  • Jan 14, 2019

Learn more about the CDFA's Healthy Soils Incentives Program and SWEEP program grants and workshops in San Diego County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County designed to help interested growers complete the grant applications.

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Dispelling the Myths of Mulch

  • Jan 10, 2019

In light of California’s recent bouts with drought and excessive heat, California avocado growers should give serious consideration to using organic mulch in their groves. Learn more about the benefits of mulch and myths about its use.

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Upcoming CAS Seminar Addresses Mulch, Phytophthora and Gibberellic Acid Use

  • Jan 07, 2019

The California Avocado Society will host the first of its 2019 California Avocado Growers Seminar Series with workshops focused on mulch and Phytophthora. Dr. Ben Faber, Dr. Tim Spann and Dr. Carol Lovatt will deliver presentations at the seminars.

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Securing Irrigation Tubing — Best Practices

  • Jan 02, 2019

Correctly securing irrigation tubing can improve irrigation efficiencies, but poorly secured tubing can damage trees or result in damaged tubing. Learn more about best practices when securing irrigation tubing in California avocado groves. 

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