California State University San Marcos is hosting a Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium for growers, researchers, policy makers, consultants, government agency members and others.
As rains begin to alleviate the effects of California’s extended drought and leach long-accumulated salts from the root zone of our groves, it’s important to remember that salinity will be a perennial issue for California avocado growers because all waters — even rain water — have some dissolved salts in them and low rainfall is the rule, not the exception, in this state.
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has a variety of nitrogen management publications available on its California Institute for Water Resources webpage that may be of interest to California avocado growers.
A comprehensive understanding of how water quality impacts avocado tree health and fruit quality is still limited. Dr. Sat Darshan Khalsa and Dr. Ben Faber are leading a collaborative study of water quality impacts on California avocado trees. Learn more.
Dr. Mike Coffey, Professor of Plant Pathology, UC Riverside, is working on a project to test for which microbes in avocado soils suppress Phytophthora root rot using a model greenhouse system and he needs the help of California avocado growers. If you are a grower in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties, Dr. Coffey would like to speak with you.
Phosphorus (P) is an element that plays an important role in California avocado groves. The role it plays, however, depends on its oxidation state. Learn more.
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