Author: Akif Eskalen, Virginia McDonald, Greg Douhan, Mary Lu Arpaia, Gary Bender, Ben Faber, Suzanne Rooney-Latham

Project Objective
The objective of this project is to educate and inform California avocado growers on laurel wilt disease (LWD) symptoms and the risks of introduction to California. Accomplishment of this objective consists of a two-pronged approach through: 1) developing a collaborative relationship with researchers working on LWD in the southeastern U.S. in order to stay up-to-date on the disease status, and 2) constructing and delivering informational and educational tools and programs through the extension service to stakeholders in the California avocado Industry.