Growing News

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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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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