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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Research News

Avocado Branch Canker Virtual Field Day Video and Materials Available Online

  • Sep 23, 2020

On September 17, 2020 avocado researchers and industry members from around the world joined the California Avocado Commission’s Avocado Branch Canker Virtual Field Day to review some of the latest research concerning this ubiquitous disease and pose questions to two of the world’s leading researchers. Presentations and a recording of the event are now available. 

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New Recommendations for Controlling Laurel Wilt

  • Mar 27, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Crane, professor and associate center director of the University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center, Horticultural Sciences Department, and his team of researchers have published a new paper concerning the control and mitigation of laurel wilt and ambrosia beetle vectors in commercial Florida avocado groves. Learn more about observations from their latest...

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