Growing News

Southern California Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium

  • May 15, 2019

California State University San Marcos is hosting a Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium for growers, researchers, policy makers, consultants, government agency members and others.

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Water Isn’t Simply a Combination of H2O

  • May 03, 2019

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.

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Nitrogen Management Documents Available for California Avocado Growers

  • Apr 25, 2019

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.

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Water Quality Impacts on California Avocado – A Collaborative Approach

  • Apr 15, 2019

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.

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Phytophthora Root Rot Information Sought for New Soil Microbe Research Project

  • Apr 01, 2019

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.

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Phosphorus Can Be Used as a Fertilizer and Stimulant for Avocados

  • Mar 26, 2019

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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