Growing News

Researchers Exploring BIocontrols for Lantern Fly

  • Jul 24, 2019

A new pest — the spotted lantern fly — is the subject of new biocontrol research by Dr. Mark Hoddle, director of the Center for Invasive Species Research at the University of California Riverside.  Learn more.

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Bee Keeping Training Sessions Available

  • Jul 23, 2019

The California Master Beekeeper Program is offering two seminars for those interested in beekeeping. The courses are designed for those new to beekeeping, as well as for those with bees who want to learn more about how to keep their hives healthy and productive.

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Biological Control Best Practices

  • Jul 05, 2019

Biological control — releasing the natural enemies of pests — can be an effective means of integrated pest management if done correctly. Learn more about biocontrol best practices.

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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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