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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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  • weeds bordering avocado orchard
    THE Guide To Weeds

    NEW BOOK :: Manage Weeds on Your Farm – A Guide to Ecological Strategies Our friend Lynn Sosnoskie (at Cornell University) shared the following announcement with us:   A free (downloadable) resource Manage Weeds on Your Farm – A...


    By Gale Perez
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  • avocado irrigation
    Coastal Irrigation is Tough

    Recently I was asked why an irrigation schedule could be projected for almond and citrus in the Central Valley (Almonds:) and why the same couldn't be done for the main avocado growing areas. Here was my response: Generating a generic irrigation...


    By Ben Faber
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    Irrigation Scheduling Help

    https://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001632 Evaluation of Forecast Reference Evapotranspiration for Different Microclimate Regions in California to Enable Prospective Irrigation Scheduling Ghaieth Ben Hamouda, Ph.D.; Daniele...


    By Ben Faber
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