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

 
 

California Avocado Growers Seminars Series 2019

Scheduled Dates and Topics

 

February Seminar Topic
Mulch/Phytophthora and Gibberellic Acid Use

 

Speakers:

Dr. Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor, will speak about the benefits of using mulch in avocado groves.And read more about Mulch Myths in Dr. Faber's blog.
Dr. Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director, will cover Phytophthora 101. It's effect, symptoms and management practices in avocados.
Dr. Carol Lovatt:UC Riverside Emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology, will discuss the use of gibberellic acid (GA) plant growth regulator on avocados.

 

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SLO Farm Bureau, 4875, Morabito Pl., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028

 

 
 

April Seminar Topic
Field Day with Pest and Disease

 

Speakers:

SLO (Cal Poly Meat Lab parking Lot)

Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
Tom Roberts: Entomologist, PCA - Persea/Thrips/Scouting Control
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Disease
Gabe Filipe: Dirctor of California Sourcing and Farming at Mission Produce - Pruning
 
Ventura (Pine Tree Ranch, Santa Paula)
 
Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
Jane Delahoyde: Pest Control Advisor at Oxnard Pest Control Assn. - Persea Scouting/Control
Tom Roberts: Entomologist, PCA - Thrips/ISHB Scouting/Scouting
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Disease
Tim Spann: CAC Research Program Director - Pruning
 
Fallbrook (TBA)
 
Anna Howell: Entomologist - Biocontrol
Jim Davis: Entomologist, PCA - Persea/Lacebug Scouting/Control
Jim Davis: Entomologist, PCA - Thrips/ISHB Scouting/Control
Patricia Manosalva: Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of the UCR Avocado Breeding Program at UC Riverside - Disease
Ben Faber: Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor - Pruning

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cal Poly Meat Lab Parking Lot, San Luis Obispo
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Pine Tree Ranch, Santa Paula
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
TBA
 

June Seminar Topic
Vertebrate Management

 
 

Speakers:

Niamh Quinn: Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028
 

 

August Seminar Topic
Fertilizer and Irrigation

 

Speakers:

TBA

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura, CA 93003
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028