Growing News

California Avocado Society Fertilizer Seminar Available Online

  • Mar 14, 2023

A recording of the “Get Down – Fertilizers” seminar is now available online. The seminar outlined best practices for fertilization, as well as how to read water and soil reports applicable to California avocado groves.

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New Seminar Focuses on Spring Cultural Management and Irrigation Technologies

  • Mar 13, 2023

The Index Fresh Avocado Cultural Seminar Series is hosting a seminar concerning spring cultural tips and irrigation automation and technology.  The seminar will take place on March 22 in Temecula, CA and on March 29 it will be hosted in Ventura with simultaneous Spanish translation and a Zoom webinar option.

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ProGibb LV Plus Special Local Needs Registration Renewed

  • Mar 03, 2023

The California Avocado Commission is pleased to announce that the Special Local Needs registration for ProGibb LV Plus Plant Growth Regulator Solution (gibberellic acid) use on avocados in California has been renewed through December 31, 2025. Learn more.

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Common Mistakes When Planting Young Avocado Trees

  • Feb 24, 2023

Planting California avocado trees generally takes place beginning in February, therefore Dr. Ben Faber recently shared planting advice based on common mistakes he sees in groves. Following is a summary of his observations concerning planting depth and soil amendments.

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Protecting California Avocado Trees from Red Imported Fire Ants

  • Feb 22, 2023

A recent article in the Topics in Subtropics newsletter notes red imported fire ants were found to be girdling and killing young avocado trees in the summer of 2022. Learn more about the pest and best mitigation practices. 

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Produce Safety Training in San Diego Area

  • Jan 31, 2023

Members of the California avocado industry in need of satisfying the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirement are encouraged to attend the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course that will be held on February 22.

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