The objective of this project is to educate and inform California avocado growers on laurel wilt disease symptoms and the risks of introduction to California.
These practices are recommended for a monitoring-based IPM program that enhances the use of IPM practices to reduce the risks of pesticides on the environment and human health. This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of avocados in California. Details on carrying out each practice, example monitoring forms, and information on additional pests can be found in the Avocado Pest Management Guidelines.
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.