The California Avocado Commission's July Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day will cover the following topics:
- Dr. Jaime Whiteford, District Scientist with the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (RCD), will discuss irrigation management and the RCD’s irrigation improvement cost-share programs. He will also discuss the risks associated with the use of mulch as related to the spread of shot hole borers, and help growers understand how to continue to use mulch safely.
- Dr. Akif Eskalen, Plant Pathology Specialist UC Riverside, will update growers on the current shot hole borer situation in Ventura County, and discuss the results of recent grove surveys conducted by his team.
- Growers also will have the opportunity to see early progress on the Commission's grove rehabilitation and irrigation automation projects that were initiated in Spring of 2017.
Due to anticipated warm Summer weather, the Field Day session will begin at 9:00 a.m. instead of 10:00 a.m.