Blue Gum Mulch Myths Dispelled
The use of blue gum eucalyptus as a mulch material has long been viewed as problematic because of its reputation as having lethal effects on other plants. However, a new master’s thesis indicates that blue gum is not toxic to California native species.
Importance of Identifying Weeds
Before growers implement a weed management program, it’s important to identify the weeds in order to optimize the strategies and timing of weed control measures. Learn more about common members of the Asteraceae (sunflower) plant family that are found throughout agricultural regions of California.
Dispelling the Myths of Mulch
In light of California’s recent bouts with drought and excessive heat, California avocado growers should give serious consideration to using organic mulch in their groves.
Determining Avocado Grove Soil Type
Irrigation and salinity management are a significant part of managing California avocado groves and play a role in higher avocado yields generated at lower cost. Different avocado grove soil types have very different physical and chemical properties that need to be understood for best management.