Growing News

Shot Hole Borer Training Available

  • Nov 09, 2018

California avocado growers interested in learning more about polyphagous and Kuroshio shot hole borers are encouraged to attend an Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB) Class and Field Training session.

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Identifying Herbicide Injury to California Avocado Trees

  • Oct 17, 2018

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.

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California Avocado Grower Irrigation Survey

  • Oct 12, 2018

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. 

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Effects of 2018 Fires and July Heat Wave on California Avocados

  • Oct 08, 2018

The latest updates concerning the after effects of the 2018 wildfires and July heat wave on the current and future California avocado crops.

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Leaf Analysis

  • Oct 01, 2018

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.

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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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