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.
Avocado Branch and Trunk Canker (formerly Dothiorella Canker). In year three of three of this branch and trunk canker study, our objective is to evaluate effective chemical and organic materials to protect pruning wounds in the field from infection by Botryosphaeriaceae and Phomopsis/Diaporthe (P/D) spp.