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


Check our previous recordings on YouTube

California Avocado Growers Seminars Series 2023

Scheduled Topics


August 2 (9 AM - 12 PM)

Avocado Growers Free Seminar LIVE in the Field at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Topics and Speakers

Organic Certification
Matt Grieshop, Organics Director- Grimm Family Center for Organic Production Research Cal Poly
Irrigation/Fertilizer Injectors
Johnny Rosecrans, Cal Poly Orchard Manager
Blake Petrucci, Mission Produce Orchard Manager
Brett Chandler, President/General Manager Associates Insectary
Healthy Soils
Charlotte Decock, Soil Scientist- Cal Poly
UCR advanced rootstock selection trial at Cal Poly
Lauren Garner, Plant Scientist – Cal Poly
This LIVE Seminar/Workshop is free, but you must *Register-attendance numbers are needed
for reserving the tram space, directions to on-site parking, and updates. Must register by July 31.
On the following day, Aug 3, there is the Organic Field Day at Cal Poly which avocado growers might like to attend.

Click here to register for the Seminar


June 14

Pollinizers, World Markets, Alternative-Marketing: Staying Profitable

A big thank you to our Speakers


Travis Wolfe - Bee Leaf USA - CEO at Bee Leaf USA Inc.


Dr. Gary Bender - Farm Advisor-Emeritus - Pollinizers Presentation



A Panel Discussion on Alternative Marketing Led by Greg Alder - Master Gardener

Nick Krnich of Everdawn Farms
Nick Stridsberg, San Gabriel Ranch
Andrew Dickinson, Dickinson Family Farms
Jeff Dickinson, Dickinson Family Farms

David Estrella, Limelight Groves

Click here for June Seminar/Webinar Recording




February 15

Get Down - Fertilizers

A big thank you to our Speakers
Dr. Danny Klittich - Director of Agronomy at Mission Produce
 Ben Faber - UC Cooperative Extension
 Click here for February Seminar/Webinar Recording

April 25

WAC (World Avocado Congress) Comes to California

A big thank you to our Speakers

Ali Montazar - Water Adviser for the University of California Cooperative Extension
Water Management Updates

Mary Lu Arpaia - Subtropical Horticulturist at the University of California Cooperative Extension
Genomics and Varieties

Peggy Mauk - Director of Agricultural Operations Professor of Extension
Disease from WAC

Nathan Lurie - President of the California Avocado Society
Latest Technology

Consuelo Fernandez - International Relations/ R&D Manager at Brokaw Nursery
Rootstock and Propagation Updates

Tom Roberts - Entomologist; PCA “Integrated Consulting Entomology”

Derek Knobel - Asst. V.P. Farming Operations at Leavens Ranches. Past California Avocado Society President
Themes of WAC 2023/ Sustainability

Etaferahu Takele Extension Economist, Area Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
Some Lessons Learned at the 10th WAC/ Economics and Markets

Click here for April Seminar/Webinar Recording