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.
Cultural management of California avocado groves can play an impactful role concerning disease management and pesticide use. Learn more about how irrigation, nutrition, pruning, cover crops and harvest timing can impact insect and disease management.
To ensure the California Avocado Commission can make informed marketing and budgeting decisions, it has partnered with LandIQ to conduct statewide spatial land use surveys via digital satellite imagery, aerial photography and analytical tools. The 2020 Statewide Avocado Acreage and Conditional Analysis, a result of this partnership, is now available online.
The Hass Avocado Board has launched a Spanish version of its Avocado Quality Manual: A Guide to Best Practices online. Learn more.