Please join us at one of our California Avocado
Growers Seminar Series.

 


Presented by
California Avocado Society, Inc., California Avocado Commission, and University of California Cooperative Extension


 

California Avocado Growers Seminars Series 2019

Scheduled Dates and Topics

 

February Seminar Topic
Mulch/Phytophthora and Gibberellic Acid Use

A big thank you to our Speakers 

Speakers:

Dr. Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor, will speak about the benefits of using mulch in avocado groves.And read more about Mulch Myths in Dr. Faber's blog.
Dr. Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director, will cover Phytophthora 101. It's effect, symptoms and management practices in avocados.
Dr. Carol Lovatt:UC Riverside Emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology, will discuss the use of gibberellic acid (GA) plant growth regulator on avocados.
 

April Seminar Topic
Field Day with Pest and Disease

 

A big thank you to our Speakers

Speakers:

SLO

Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
Tom Roberts: Entomologist, PCA - Persea/Thrips/Scouting Control
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Disease
Gabe Filipe: Director of California Sourcing and Farming at Mission Produce - Pruning
 
Ventura
 
Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
Jane Delahoyde: Pest Control Advisor at Oxnard Pest Control Assn. - Persea Scouting/Control
Tom Roberts: Entomologist, PCA - Thrips/ISHB Scouting/Scouting
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Disease
Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director - Pruning
 
Fallbrook
 
Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
Jim Davis: Entomologist, PCA - Persea/Lacebug Scouting/Control
Enrico Ferro: Entomologist, PCA - Thrips/ISHB Scouting/Control
Patricia Manosalva: Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of the UCR Avocado Breeding Program at UC Riverside - Disease
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Pruning
 

June Seminar Topic
Vertebrate Management

A big thank you to our Speakers
 

Speakers:

Niamh Quinn: Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor

 July
Laurel Wilt

Speakers:

Jonathan Crane: Tropical Fruit Crop Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS and Team

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Farm Bureau SLO, 4875 Morabito Pl, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

August Seminar Topic
Fertilizer and Irrigation

 

Speakers:

Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor
Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028