Growing News

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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California Avocado Society Seminar Presentations Available

  • Feb 26, 2019

The presentation materials from the February California Avocado Society Grower Series seminar are now available. The materials cover the following topics: the use of mulch in avocado groves, the use of plant growth regulator GA3 and a summary of phytophthora.

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Assistance Available for Growers Recovering from Recent Flooding and Heavy Rains

  • Feb 19, 2019

California avocado growers affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding are reminded that the California Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist growers with their recovery efforts.

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Ag Innovations Conference to Focus on Biologicals

  • Feb 15, 2019

The Ag Innovations Conference: Biologicals will bring together speakers from universities, research organizations and the agricultural industry to introduce participants to the latest technologies. This year the conference will focus on biologicals. Learn more.

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Differentiating Between Drought and Root Rot

  • Feb 12, 2019

How do you determine whether an avocado tree is afflicted by drought or by Avocado Root Rot? These steps will help you assess the trees in your California avocado grove.

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New Free App Helps Growers Find Beekeepers

  • Jan 16, 2019

In an era in which finding bees has become more difficult, California avocado growers may be interested in a new app, called Polination Network, that helps growers locate beekeepers

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