Growing News

Post-fire Avocado Grove Recovery Plans Require Patient Assessment

  • Nov 12, 2019

Following a wildfire it can be tempting to begin repairing apparent damage in the grove immediately, but the full extent of damage is not always visible until months later. Learn more about post-fire avocado grove recovery practices. 

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CDFA Wildfire Recovery Website

  • Nov 04, 2019

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Wildfire Recovery Resources website provides a wide range of information for those impacted by wildfires and power outages. Learn more.

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Explanations for Unusual and Blemished Fruit in Avocado Groves

  • Oct 29, 2019

In a recent blog post, Dr. Ben Faber has created a brief catalog of unusually shaped and/or blemished avocados that may be seen in California avocado groves. This article lists highlights from the blog post.

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Extreme Weather Expected to Hit Avocado Growing Regions This Week

  • Oct 29, 2019

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), California avocado growing regions will experience a number of potential extreme weather situations in the upcoming week. NWS is cautioning that the offshore winds this week could be the strongest of the season thus far and in the northern regions frost warnings have been issued.

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Critical Fire Conditions Wednesday – Friday for Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties

  • Oct 23, 2019

The National Weather Service has determined that critical fire weather conditions will be present in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties Wednesday — Friday due to moderate Santa Ana winds, warm temperatures and low humidity conditions. Learn more.

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Gem Avocado Presentation Now Available Online

  • Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Jonathon Dixon's recent presentation concerning his research and experiences with Gem avocado groves in New Zealand is now available on the California avocado grower website. 

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