San Luis Obispo County
University of California
San Luis Obispo County

Avocado Notes

A newsletter for the commercial avocado growers in San Luis Obispo County written by Mary L. Bianchi, Horticulture Farm Advisor

Issue Articles  
Avocado Seminar June 2018

June issue of Avocado Notes - Irrigation.

See attachment for meeting details


5/22/18 Download
(437KB PDF)
Avocado Seminar April 2018

April issue of Avocado Notes - Old and New Smart Agriculture.

See attached flyer for meeting details.

Please note the alternate meeting location for the San Luis Obispo meeting:

Cal Poly Crops Unit, Building 17, Room 101/102;

corner of Highland and Mt. Bishop


4/11/18 Download
(434KB PDF)
Avocado Seminar Feb 2018


February issue of Avo Notes - Pest Management. See attachment for details.

2/2/18 Download
(286KB PDF)
Avocado Seminar August 2017   7/19/17 Download
(289KB PDF)
June Avocado Notes   6/8/17 Download
(389KB PDF)
Avocado Seminar April 11 1-3 PM   4/5/17 Download
(400KB PDF)
February 2017 AVO Notes

Please see the attached February AVO Notes.  

2/6/17 Download
(412KB PDF)
February 2017 AVO Notes

Please find the attached February 2017 AVO Notes 

1/31/17 Download
(412KB PDF)
August 2016 AVO Notes   8/2/16 Download
(335KB PDF)
June Field Meeting Parking Update

Updated Parking Information for the June 7 Avocado Seminar.  

6/6/16 Download
(317KB PDF)
Avocado Notes June 2016

This flyer includes information for the June 7 Avocado Seminar meeting at Cal Poly

5/26/16 Download
(318KB PDF)
APRIL 2016   3/25/16 Download
(360KB PDF)
How to Control California Ground Squirrels Workshop

Please see the attached for details and to register.

2/26/16 Download
(543KB PDF)
Pre and Post-harvest Activities to Reduce Food Safety Risks

Please see the attached for details and registration to this free presentation.

2/26/16 Download
(154KB PDF)
January 2016

Click on the attached for details on the January 19, 2016 seminar.


1/7/16 Download
(413KB PDF)
August 2015   7/20/15 Download
(348KB PDF)
JUNE 2015

Avocado Tree Physiology and Pruning

Please see the attached for details

5/21/15 Download
(480KB PDF)
March 2015

Please see the attached flyer for details!


3/13/15 Download
(576KB PDF)
February 2015 with date and time

Please see the attached revision with added date and time

1/30/15 Download
(525KB PDF)
February 2015

Bees, Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer, and Avocado Cankers

1/28/15 Download
(603KB PDF)
August 2014   7/25/14 Download
(398KB PDF)
June 2014

Click on the attached for details


6/2/14 Download
(381KB PDF)
Location change! Avo Growers' Seminar April 1, 2014

Due to prediction of rain, the field meeting at the Mission Cal Poly Groves has been moved to the UCCE Auditorium at 2156 Sierra Way, from 1pm to 3pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience and the short notice!

3/25/14 Download
(391KB PDF)
February 2014

Click on the attached for the February Avocado Notes Seminar details.

1/27/14 Download
(395KB PDF)
Spring 2013

Cultural practices to reduce pest and disease, polyphagous shot hole bearer, fire management and much more!

7/16/13 Download
(1,238KB PDF)
June 2013

Click on the attached for details of the June 2013 Avocado Growers Seminar!

5/28/13 Download
(510KB PDF)
April, 2013

Avocado Seminar Series April 2, 2013 at the UCCE Auditorium in San Luis Obispo

Click on the link for details!

3/13/13 Download
(449KB PDF)
Avo Notes Seminar Series

Tuesday February 5, 2013


UCCE San Luis Obipso Auditorium

2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo

1/29/13 Download
(357KB PDF)
August 8th Bus Tour

California Avocado Growers' Seminar Series:  Tools for Increasing Avocado Production.   Bus tour Wednesday August 8, 2012, South Coast Research and Extension Field Station, Irvine, CA.  See attached flyer for details.



8/2/12 Download
(638KB PDF)
July 25 Workshop-Ground Squirrel Control

...a workshop hosted by the University of California Cooperative Extension and the San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner

"How to Control Ground Squirrels for Orchards, Vineyards, Pastures, and Rangelands"

See the attached for details

7/5/12 Download
(345KB PDF)
Avocado Growers' Outdoor Seminar

Tuesday June 5, 2o12
Location: 530 Mehlschau Road, Nipomo

Please click on the attached link for details

5/23/12 Download
(480KB PDF)
Avocado Growers' Outdoor Seminar

April 10, 2012

Please see the attached for more details!

3/27/12 Download
(598KB PDF)
Avocado Growers Seminar Feb 2012

"Tools for Increasing Avocado Production"

February 2012 Seminar: Avocado Varieties and their Feasibilities

Please see the attched flyer for details

1/31/12 Download
(482KB PDF)
California Avocado Growers' Special Session

Topic: Current Status of Laurel Wilt disease and Redbay Ambrosia Beetle

Time: Tuesday October 18, 2011 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Cooperative Extension Auditorium
              2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA

10/11/11 Download
(537KB PDF)
August 9, 2011Seminar

Seminar Topic :Fertilizer Strategies 
Held at Cooperative Extension Auditorium
San Luis Obispo 1-3 pm
Click on the link for details

7/29/11 Download
(572KB PDF)
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Profit

Water Quality and Understanding Water Analysis

6/1/11 Download
(882KB PDF)
Avocado Notes February 2011

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Profit
Tuesday February 8, 2011

1/28/11 Download
(426KB PDF)
Avocado Notes August 2010 The Cost of Conventional and Organic Farming 8/2/10 Download
Avocado Notes April 2010 Updates on Pests and Pesticides New Pesticides Laurel Wilt Disease 3/31/10 Download
Avocado Notes February 2010 GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Addressing GAPs and their role in production 1/27/10 Download
Avocado Notes Meeting Notice: Tuesday Nov 3rd, 1-4pm Keeping Farming Simple 10/27/09 Download
Avocado Notes Meeting Notice: August 11, 2009 1:00pm-4:00pm Plant Growth Regulators, NAA 8/3/09 Download
Soil & Cutting Edge Technologies An interactive meeting on avocados and soil management, and rootstock research and irrigation "gadgets." 5/29/09 Download
Avocado Notes Meeting Notice: Tuesday April 14, 2009 1:00pm - 4:00pm Bugs! Pest Research Updates 4/3/09 Download
Avocado Notes Avocado Disease Update 2/4/09 Download
Avocado Notes, December 08 The 2008-09 California Avocado Growers’ Seminar Series “CREATING OUR FUTURE” Tuesday, December 9, 2008 11/25/08 Download
Avocado Notes, July 08 The Avocado Series Research Seminar Wrap-up: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 1 - 4 pm 7/28/08 Download
Avocado Notes May 08 Mark your calendars: Avocado Series meeting June 10th & Is my Creek Healthy? (by CCD) June 6th 5/27/08 Download
February 2008 -Meeting Notice-February 12th Avocado Pest Research -California Avocado Growers' Seminar Series 2008 2/6/08 Download
Meeting Notice - Oct. 8, 2007 Water, Irrigation and What the Drought Means to You 8/5/08 Download
Avocado Walk About June 27, 2007 Orchard Management and Freeze Injury 6/25/08 Download
June, 2007 6/12/07 Meeting Information 6/5/08 Download
Avocado Walk-About April 16, 2007 7/5/08 Download
June 2006 June 6, 2006 Meeting information 11/8/10 Download
Meeting Notice - April 11, 2006 - Avocado Series - Avocado Production In A new Era 1/10/08 Download
April 2005 Meeting Notice Avocdo Series - ROOT ROT CONTROL SUCCESSES - Dr. John Menge 11/8/10 Download
January 2005 MEETING NOTICE Farm Management - Pests and Economic 11/8/10 Download
April 2003 -Soils--Nutrition and Fertility-CAC/CAS/UCCE -Avocado Thrips Field Identification 11/8/10 Download
February 2003 -- Winter Avocado Thrips Meetings -- Subscription Renewal Form 11/8/10 Download
November 2001 - Sabbatical Leave Plans - Progress In Avocado Thrips and Persea Mite Management - Making Fertilizer Decisions for Avocado 2/7/08 Download
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