The long-term success of California avocado growers depends on economic sustainability and enhanced profitability in an increasingly competitive industry. CAC's Production Research Program strives to help California avocado growers improve productivity, manage pests and diseases, improve cultural management practices and maintain premium brand positioning through a variety of research projects. Over the past year, specific production research projects have concentrated on improving yields with better salinity and water management, plant breeding, avocado tree monitoring, pesticide resistance and Fusarium dieback disease.
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The University of California Riverside Avocado Rootstock Program is seeking California avocado growers interested in participating and testing the soon-to-be released UCR avocado rootstocks selections beginning in Spring 2022.