On Thursday, February 11, University of Florida researchers will host an online Avocado Laurel Wilt and Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle Workshop from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific time. The event will provide updates concerning basic and applied LW-AB research and how this pest-disease complex impacts avocado production.
When it comes to potential wind damage, California avocado growers typically face two different scenarios: chronic wind exposure or severe wind events. Learn what you can do to prevent and manage wind damage.
In spring, as California avocado trees begin to bloom, growers often report seeing yellow leaves at the ends of branches of otherwise healthy trees. Dr. Danny Klittich, of Redox, recently posted a helpful article about the yellowing of leaves in spring, what this indicates, and what growers can do to remedy the situation. Learn more.
Although the California avocado growing regions are expected to experience a moderate La Niña phase with warmer average temperatures through spring 2021, the lower rainfall amounts associated with this climate phase can lead to sudden cold spells or freezes. Learn more about preparing groves for potential frosts or freezes.
The California Avocado Commission has published the 2021 California Avocado Pre-Season Crop Estimate and weekly harvest projections for the calendar year (January 1st through December 31st). The estimate and projections are the result of handler surveys submitted in early December 2020 and represent the industry’s best information on the coming season’s crop at this time.
Assistance with the decision support tools (DST) developed under the auspices of the California Avocado Commission to help growers optimize tree nutrition for greater yields is now available via a consulting service provided by Dr. David Crowley, UCR Professor Emeritus. Learn more.
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