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Tree fruit, Citrus, Avocado, and Nuts

Local field research is conducted by Cooperative Extension advisors, in cooperation with University of California Extension Specialists, Experiment Station personnel and growers. Research efforts target new crops and varieties that are best adapted to local growing conditions and markets. Irrigation, fertilization, and soil management research helps growers use natural resources effectively. Innovations in cultural practices and pest control help local growers produce an abundance of fruits, nuts, cereal grains, vegetables and other crops with environmentally sensitive methods.

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    Laurel Wilt in Florida Avocados

    Avocado Laurel Wilt-Ambrosia Beetle (LW-AB) Workshop   Date: Feb. 11, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) which is 7 AM to 12 PST Venue: Zoom; attendance limited so register early.   You must register in advance...

    By Ben Faber
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    High Density Avocado Costs

    Growers considering producing avocados in San Diego County with high-density plantings now have help to determine the economic feasibility. A new study on the costs and returns of establishing and producing avocados in San Diego County has been released...

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    New Ideas in HLB Management

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    By Ben Faber
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