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Avocado Notes

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

Issue Articles Type Date Added
Avocado Seminar June 2018

June issue of Avocado Notes - Irrigation.

See attachment for meeting details


PDF 5/22/18
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


PDF 4/11/18
Avocado Seminar Feb 2018


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

PDF 2/2/18
Avocado Seminar August 2017 PDF 7/19/17
June Avocado Notes PDF 6/8/17
Avocado Seminar April 11 1-3 PM PDF 4/5/17
February 2017 AVO Notes

Please see the attached February AVO Notes.  

PDF 2/6/17
February 2017 AVO Notes

Please find the attached February 2017 AVO Notes 

PDF 1/31/17
August 2016 AVO Notes PDF 8/2/16
June Field Meeting Parking Update

Updated Parking Information for the June 7 Avocado Seminar.  

PDF 6/6/16
Avocado Notes June 2016

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

PDF 5/26/16
APRIL 2016 PDF 3/25/16
How to Control California Ground Squirrels Workshop

Please see the attached for details and to register.

PDF 2/26/16
Pre and Post-harvest Activities to Reduce Food Safety Risks

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

PDF 2/26/16
January 2016

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


PDF 1/7/16
August 2015 PDF 7/20/15
JUNE 2015

Avocado Tree Physiology and Pruning

Please see the attached for details

PDF 5/21/15
March 2015

Please see the attached flyer for details!


PDF 3/13/15
February 2015 with date and time

Please see the attached revision with added date and time

PDF 1/30/15
February 2015

Bees, Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer, and Avocado Cankers

PDF 1/28/15
August 2014 PDF 7/25/14
June 2014

Click on the attached for details


PDF 6/2/14
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!

PDF 3/25/14
February 2014

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

PDF 1/27/14
Spring 2013

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

PDF 7/16/13
June 2013

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

PDF 5/28/13
April, 2013

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

Click on the link for details!

PDF 3/13/13
Avo Notes Seminar Series

Tuesday February 5, 2013


UCCE San Luis Obipso Auditorium

2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo

PDF 1/29/13
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.



PDF 8/2/12
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

PDF 7/5/12
Avocado Growers' Outdoor Seminar

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

Please click on the attached link for details

PDF 5/23/12
Avocado Growers' Outdoor Seminar

April 10, 2012

Please see the attached for more details!

PDF 3/27/12
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

PDF 1/31/12
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

PDF 10/11/11
August 9, 2011Seminar

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

PDF 7/29/11
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Profit

Water Quality and Understanding Water Analysis

PDF 6/1/11
Avocado Notes February 2011

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

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