Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ben Faber , Ph.D.

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Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
(805) 645-1462
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Biography

Ben Faber is the soils/water/subtropical crops advisor for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. His primary crop involvements are avocado and citrus, but other subtropical and deciduous crops are also covered, such as litchi, longan, blueberries, cherimoya and passion fruit. He is currently evaluating various subtropical tree varieties for their economic viability in coastal environments. He also studies soil and water quality issues, such as erosion management, salinity management, orchard floor management, irrigation scheduling and fertility management. Ben has his Ph.D. in soil fertility and M.S. in pomology.

Education

--, UC Davis. 1989

Specialty

Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Abit, M., M Joy, et al. (2012). "Assessing simazine degradation patterns in California citrus orchards with different simazine histories." Air, Soil and Water Research 5: 69-78.
  • Clark, J., S. Dreistadt, et al. (2012). Integrated Pest Management of Citrus. UC ANR. 3303
  • Faber, Ben A. and Y. Kacar (2012). Micropropagation of banana. Plant cell culture protocols.N. Ochoa-Alejo and V. Loyola.: 285-304.
  • Mangiafico, S., J. Newman, et al. (2012). Mitigating pesticide runoff from nurseries. Pesticide mitigation strategies for surface water quality.B. Bret, K. Goh and T. Potter. Chemical Soc. 1075: 77-94.
  • Merhaut, D., S. Mangiafico, et al. (2012). "Nutrient runoff, uptake potential and growth for three U.S. native grasses and tall fescue." J. Environ. Hort 30(3): 125-131.
  • Faber, Ben A., A. Eskalen, et al. (2012) Spore trapping and pathogenicity of fungi in the Botryosphaeriaceae and Diaporthaceae associated with avocado branch canker in California. Fist Look
  • Douhan, G.W., J.A. Menge, et al. (2012). "Three new avocado rootstocks tolerant to Phytophthora cinnamomi; 'Zentmyer', 'Uzi', and 'Steddom'." HortScience 47: 1191-1194.
  • Gaskell, M., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2011). Growing crops. Small Farm Handbook.B. Faber and L. Tourte.: 101-124.
  • Faber, Ben A. and L. Tourte (2011). Small Farm Handbook. UC ANR.
  • Newman, J., S. Mangiafico, et al. (2010). "University of California program to evaluate water quality management practices at cooperating agricultural sites." J. of Extension 48(2): iw3.php.
  • Newman, J., S. Mangiafico, et al. (2009). "Nurseries surveyed in Southern California adopt best practices for water quality." CA Agriculture 64(1): 26-30.
  • Newman, J., S. Mangiafico, et al. (2009). "Nutrients and pesticides in stormwater runoff and soil water in production nurseries and citrus and avocado groves in California." HortTech 19(2): 360-367.
  • Davenport, L., Z.T. Ying, et al. (2009). "Re-evaluation of the roles of honeybees and wind on pollination in avocado." J.of Hort Science and Biotech 84(3): 225-260.
  • Gan, J., S. Mangiafico, et al. (2008). "Detention and recycling basins for managing nutrient and pesticide runoff from nurseries." HortSci 43: 393-398.
  • Wu, L., J. Lu, et al. (2008). Erosion control and runoff management. Greenhouse and Nursery Management Practices to Protect Water Quality. ANR. 3508: 83-96.
  • Newman, J., S. Mangiafico, et al. (2008). Integrated pest management for avocados. UC ANR. 3503
  • Evans, R., L. Schwankl, et al. (2008). Irrigation management practices in nurseries. Greenhouse and Nursery Management Practices to Protect Water Quality. ANR. 3508: 29-44.
  • Crohn, D., A.J. Downer, et al. (2008). "Survival of plant pathogens in static piles of ground green waste." Phytopathology 98: 547-554.
  • Faber, Ben A., T.P. Salmon, et al. (2008) Volunteer Researchers: Moving Beyond Cooperators. J.of Extension (Online) 46, 2FEA7
  • Downer, A.J., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2007). "Accuracy varies for commercially available soil test kits analyzing nitrate-nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and pH." HortTechnology 17(3): 358-362.
  • Bender, G.S., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2007). Avocado-Diseases. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. UC-ANR. Pub 3436
  • Faber, Ben A., P.A. Phillips, et al. (2007). Avocado-Insects and Pests. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. UC-ANR. Pub 3436
  • Shrestha, A., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2007). Avocado-Weeds. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. UC-ANR. Pub 3436
  • Headrick, D.A., E.E. Grafton-Cardwell, et al. (2007). Citrus Leafminer. UC IPM Pest Note. 74137: 4.
  • Wu, L., J. Lu, et al. (2007). "How do pesticides behave in nursery recycling ponds?" Crops and Soils 40(1): 25-27.
  • Wu, L., J. Lu, et al. (2007). "How do pesticides behave in nursery recycling ponds?" Crops & Soils 40(1): 25-27.
  • Faber, Ben A., David M. Crohn, et al. (2007). "Probabilities for survival of glassy-winged sharpshooter and olive fruit fly pests in urban yard waste piles." Bioresource Technology 99(5): 1425-1432.
  • Downer, J., O. Daugovish, et al. (2007). "Weed survival in yard waste mulch." Weed-Technology 21(1): 59-65.
  • Faber, Ben A., E.E. Grafton-Cardwell, et al. (2006). Citrus leafminer. UC-IPM Guidelines. UC-ANR.
  • Wu, Laosheng, Jianhang Lu, et al. (2006). "Degradation of pesticides in nursery recycling pond waters." J. Agric. Food Chem 54: 2658-2663.
  • Clement, Lawrence, Ben A. Faber, et al. (2006). Soil and Fertilizer Management. Retail Garden Center Manual.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, UC ANR. 3492: 75-106.
  • Wu, L., J. Lu, et al. (2006). "Sorption and Degradation of Pesticides in Nursery Recycling Ponds." J. Env. Quality 35: 1795-1802.
  • Faber, Ben A. and Janet Hartin (2006). Water Management. Retail Garden Center Manual.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, UC ANR. 3492: 107-116.
  • Zee, F., J.H. Crane, et al. (2005). "Commercial Sapindaceae fruit production in the U.S.A." Acta Horticulturae 665: 93-103.
  • Faber, Ben A. and A.J. Downer (2005). "Effect of Eucalyptus cladocalyx mulch on establishment of California sycamore." J. Applied Hort 7(2): 90-94.
  • Oevering, Pascal, Mark S. Hoddle, et al. (2004). "Evaluation of augmentative releases of Franklinothrips orizabensis for control of Scirtothrips perseae in California avocado orchards." Biological Control 30(2): 456-465.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2004). Slope and aspect effect on evaporation as measured by atmometer. Procs. 4th Intl. Symposium Irrigated Hort Crops, Acta Hort.
  • Faber, Ben A., W.L. Yee, et al. (2003). "Comparisons of Scirtothrips persea (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) infestation levels on avocado fruit and leaves." Florida Ent 86(4): 409-419.
  • Faber, Ben A., Etaferahu Takele, et al. (2002). Avocado sample establishment costs and profitability analysis for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. UC Ag Econ. AV-SC-01-1
  • Morse, J.G., M.S. Hoddle, et al. (2002). "Avocado thrips: new challenge for growers." Calif Ag 56(3): 103-107.
  • Faber, Ben A., Jim Downer, et al. (2002). "Factors affecting root rot control in mulched avocado orchards." HortTech 12(4): 601-605.
  • Clement, L., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2002). Soil and fertilizer management. California Master Gardener Handbook.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, UC ANR. Pub 3382: 29-67.
  • Faber, Ben A. and J. Hartin (2002). Water management. California Master Gardener Handbook.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, UC ANR. Pub 3382: 69-89.
  • Downer, J.A., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2001). "Differential effects of mulch on citrus and avocado." Acta Hort 557: 303-307.
  • Phillips, P.A., W.E. Yee, et al. (2001). "Effects of aerial spray volume, coverage and abamectin on Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)." J Econ Ent 94(5): 1090-1096.
  • Phillips, P.A., W.E. Yee, et al. (2001). "Effects of aerial spray volume, coverage and sabadilla on Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)." J Econ Ent 94(5): 1086-1089.
  • Faber, Ben A., F. Ventura, et al. (2001). "Model for estimating evaporation and transpiration from row crops." J Irrig Drain Engin-ASCE 127(6): 339-345.
  • Phillips, P.A., W.E. Yee, et al. (2001). "Phenology of arthropod pests and associated natural predators on avocado leaves, fruit and in leaf litter in Southern California." Env Ent 30(5): 892-898.
  • Phillips, P.A., W.E. Yee, et al. (2001). "Relationships between Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) populations on avocado leaves, fruit and scarring damage on fruit." Env Ent 30(5): 932-938.
  • Snyder, Richard L., Mark E. Grismer, et al. (2000). "Avocado and citrus orchards along the coast may use less water." Calif Ag 54(4): 25-29.
  • Phillips, P. and Ben A. Faber (1999, 2001, 2007). Avocado diseases. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Faber, Ben A. and P. Phillips (1999, 2001, 2007). Avocado pests. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Phillips, P. and Ben A. Faber (1998, 2001, 2007). Avocado pests. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Phillips, P. and Ben A. Faber (1998). Insects and Mites. UC Pest Management Guidelines for Avocados. Pub 33339
  • Faber, Ben A., Aziz Shiralipour, et al. (1996). "Greenhouse production of broccoli and lettuce using co-composted biosolids." Compost Science 4(3): 38-43.
  • Smith, Woody, Davis Crowley, et al. (1996). "Zinc fertilization of avocado trees." HortSci 31(2): 224-229.
  • Greene, R.L., M.E. Jr. McGiffen, et al. (1995). "Field tests of methanol as a crop yield enhancer." HortSci 30(6): 1225-1228.
  • Downer, J.A. and Ben A. Faber (1993). "Inexpensive, hand-held soil moisture meters." HortTech 3(3): 195-196.
  • Faber, Ben A., A.J. Downer, et al. (1992). "Effects of hydrophilic polymers and organic amendments on establishment of Kentucky bluegrass." HortSci 27: 588.
  • Faber, Ben A., J. Downer, et al. (1992). "Effects of hydrophilic polymers and organic amendments on establishment of Kentucky bluegrass." HortSci 27(6): 588-595.
  • Zasoski, Robert J., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1991). "A method for measuring hyphal nutrient and water uptake in mycorrhizal plants." Can. J. Botany 69(1): 87-93.
  • Snyder, R.L. and Ben A. Faber (1990). "Extension activities needed to expand use of evapotranspiration data for irrigation." J. Agron Educ 19(1): 8-13.
  • Whittig, L.D., M. Gal, et al. (1990). "Influence of clay on water movement in coarse-textured soils." Clays and Clay Minerals 38(2): 144-150.
  • Zasoski, Robert J., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1990). "Zinc uptake by corn as affected by vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae." Plant and Soil 129(3): 121-130.
  • Grotjahn, Richard, Richard L. Snyder, et al. (1987). "Agricultural weather forecast needs in California." App. Agric. Res 2(5): 305-310.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Lovatt, C. and Ben A. Faber (2012). Alternate bearing in mandarins. UC Symposium. Oxnard, CA,
  • Lovatt, C., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2012). Comparison of different foliar fertilization strategies on yield, fruit size and quality of â??Nulesâ?? clementine mandarin. Chanthaburi, Thailand, ISHS Mineral Nutrition of Horticultural Crops.
  • Lovatt, C.J., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2012). Comparison of different foliar fertilization strategies on yield, fruit size and quality of â??Nulesâ?? clementine mandarin. Chanthaburi, Thailand, ISHS.: 79.
  • Faber, Ben A., C. Lovatt, et al. (2012). Comparison of different foliar fertilization strategies on yield, fruit size and quality of ‘Nules’ clementine mandarin. Chanthaburi, Thailand, ISHS Mineral Nutrition of Horticultural Crops.
  • Faber, Ben A., C.J. Lovatt, et al. (2012). Comparison of different foliar fertilization strategies on yield, fruit size and quality of ‘Nules’ clementine mandarin. Chanthaburi, Thailand, ISHS.: 79.
  • Faber, Ben A. and O. Daugovish (2012). Drip vs. sprinkler irrigation for strawberry establishment. Water Strategic Initiative Conf. Davis, CA,
  • Lovatt, C. and Ben A. Faber (2012). Effects of applying less water by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation. Geisenheim, Germany, ISHS Irrigation of Fruit Trees.: 33.
  • Lovatt, C. and Ben A. Faber (2012). Effects of applying less water by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation. Geisenheim, Germany, ISHS Irrigation of Fruit Trees.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). El ingreso de insectos invasores a Estados Unidos.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). Insectos y plagas amenazan la riqueza agrícola de California.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). "Invasive pests." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 44(3): 2-3.
  • Comen, B., E.B. Kasapoglu, et al. (2012). Investigating the durability of some citrus rootstocks against citrus nematode in Eastern Mediterranean Region under natural conditions. 31st Int’l Sym European Soc Nematologists. Adana, Turkey,
  • Rosecrance, R., C. Lovatt, et al. (2012). Management tools for fertilization of the â??Hassâ?? avocado. Miami, FL, ASHS.
  • Lovatt, C., R. Rosecrance, et al. (2012). Management tools for fertilization of the ‘Hass’ avocado. Miami, FL, ASHS.
  • Rosecrance, R., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2012). "Patterns of nutrient accumulation in â??Hassâ?? avocado fruit." Better Crops 96(1): 12-13.
  • Faber, Ben A., R. Rosecrance, et al. (2012). "Patterns of nutrient accumulation in ‘Hass’ avocado fruit." Better Crops 96(1): 12-13.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). Protejamos a California de plagas invasoras.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). "Soil moisture sensors." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 10(1): 7-8.
  • Faber, Ben A., O. Daugovish, et al. (2012). Strawberry transplant with drip irrigation. 2012. Water Strategic Initiative Conf. Davis, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). "Thereâ??s blues in our future." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 44(7): 3.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). "There’s blues in our future." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 44(7): 3.
  • Merhaut, Donald J., Lea Corkidi, et al. (2012). Treating runoff using California native plants as biofilters. Miami, ASHS.
  • Merhaut, Donald J. , Lea Corkidi, et al. (2012). Treating runoff using California native plants as biofilters. UCR Water Research Symposium. UCR, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2012). Turkish agriculture. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 94: 71-79.
  • Lovatt, C. and Ben A. Faber (2012). Use of foliar fertilization to offset effects on navel orange yield due to reduced water and fertilizer applied by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation. Chanthaburi, Thailand, ISHS Mineral Nutrition.: 79.
  • Lovatt, C. and Ben A. Faber (2012). Use of foliar fertilization to offset effects on navel orange yield due to reduced water and fertilizer applied by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation. Chanthaburi, Thailand, ISHS.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2011). "Citrus production in Turkey." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 43(10): 2-3.
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2011). "Converting urban yard waste to avocado root rot management." UC Delivers
  • Eskalen, A., A. Adesemoye, et al. (2011). "Current knowledge on Fusarium dry rot of citrus." Citrograph 2(7): 29-33.
  • Eskalen, A., A. Adesemoye, et al. (2011). "Dry Root Rot of Citrus." Citrograph 2(1): 32-35.
  • Adesemoye, A., A. Eskalen, et al. (2011). "Multiple Botryosphaeria species causing â??Dothiorellaâ?? gummosis in citrus." Citrograph 2(2): 32-35.
  • Eskalen, A., A. Adesemoye, et al. (2011). "Multiple Botryosphaeria species causing ‘Dothiorella’ gummosis in citrus." Citrograph 2(2): 32-35.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2011). Phytophthora management with avocado as a model. Proceedings of Landscape Disease Symposium, Santa Paula, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2011). "Success story before there is a problem." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 9(1): 8.
  • Eskalen, A., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2010). "Citrus production in Turkey." Citrograph 1(5): 34-37.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2010). "Cultural practices to reduce pest and disease in avocado and citrus." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 8(1): 4-5.
  • Downer, J., M. Mochizuki, et al. (2010). Effects of soil disturbance, organic matter and Trichoderma on survival of peach in soil infested with Armillaria mellea. Palm Springs, ASHS.
  • Downer, J., M. Mochizuki, et al. (2010). Effects of soil disturbance, organic matter and Trichoderma on survival of peach in soil infested with Armillaria mellea. Palm Springs, ASHS.: 113.
  • Faber, Ben A., Stuart Styles, et al. (2010). Evaluation of strenths and weakness of the existing FCGMA IE program and specific suggestions for improvement. ITRC. Fianl Task 2.2: 45.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2010). "Laurel wilt update." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 8(1): 5.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2010). "Laurel wilt update." Western Farm Press
  • Faber, Ben A. (2010). "Microirrigation, fertilizers and clogging." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 8(1): 2.
  • Merhaut, D., S. Mangiafico, et al. (2010). Nutrient uptake potential of three US native grasses and tall fescue. Palm Springs, ASHS.
  • Downer, J., M. Mochizuki, et al. (2010). Organic amendments and sulfur in combination reduce soil pH. Palm Springs, ASHS.: 91.
  • Rosecrance, R., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2010). Patterns of nutrient accumulation in â??Hassâ?? avocado fruit. Palm Springs, ASHS.: 252.
  • Rosecrance, R., C. Lovatt, et al. (2010). Patterns of nutrient accumulation in â??Hassâ?? avocado fruits. Palm Springs, ASHS.
  • Faber, Ben A., R. Rosecrance, et al. (2010). Patterns of nutrient accumulation in ‘Hass’ avocado fruit. Palm Springs, ASHS.: 252.
  • Lovatt, C., R. Rosecrance, et al. (2010). Patterns of nutrient accumulation in ‘Hass’ avocado fruits. Palm Springs, ASHS.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2010). "Pest reduction in citrus, avocado." Western Farm Press
  • Faber, Ben A., A. Downer, et al. (2010). Soil pH modification. Palm Springs, ASHS.
  • Faber, Ben A., O. Daugovish, et al. (2010). Strawberry establishment with drip or sprinklers. Palm Springs, ASHS.: 265.
  • Lindgren, L. and Ben A. Faber (2010). "Topworking or replanting, a growerâ??s perspective." Citrograph 1(1): 20-21.
  • Faber, Ben A. and L. Lindgren (2010). "Topworking or replanting, a grower’s perspective." Citrograph 1(1): 20-21.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). "Avocado research has long history in Ventura County." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 41(4): 1-4.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). "Avocado research in Ventura County." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 7(1): 1.
  • Lovatt, C., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2009). Can a better tool for assessing â??Hassâ?? avocado tree nutritional status be developed? Final Report. CDFA-FREP Proceedings,
  • Faber, Ben A., C. Lovatt, et al. (2009). Can a better tool for assessing ‘Hass’ avocado tree nutritional status be developed? Final Report. CDFA-FREP Proceedings,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). "Cherry Vinegar Fly in Ventura County." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 41(7): 2-3.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). Cultural practices to reduce pest and disease in avocado and citrus. Proceedings Plant and Soil Conf, Fresno,
  • Faber, Ben A. and O. Daugovish (2009). Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation for Establishment of Strawberry Transplants in Southern California. VI Intl. Sym on Irrigation of Hort Crops. Vina del Mar, Chile,: 6.
  • Faber, Ben A. and O. Daugovish (2009). Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation for Establishment of Strawberry Transplants in Southern California. VI Intl. Sym on Irrigation of Hort Crops. Vina del Mar, Chile, ASHS-101480-cna-04
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). Evaluation of avocado production practices in the Dominican Republic. Report. Washington, D.C, Farmer to Farmer Program, Partners for the Americas, US AID.: 9.
  • Faber, Ben A., M. Bianchi, et al. (2009). Farm Water Quality Planning Project – From Education to Implementation. Statewide Conf, Sacramento,
  • Bianchi, M., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2009). Farm Water Quality Planning Project â?? From Education to Implementation. Statewide Conf, Sacramento,
  • Faber, Ben A. and G. Bender (2009). Irrigation. Avocado Production in California. Part 2.G. Bender. UCCE San Diego.: 1-25.
  • Eskalen, A., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2009). "Laurel Wilt Disease." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 7(1): 5.
  • Bender, G., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2009). Laurel wilt disease in the southeast. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 91: 45-54.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). "Making avocado crops profitable in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties." UC Delivers
  • Ellis, Amy, Dale Zurakski, et al. (2009). "Nurseries implement practices to protect water quality." Farm Water Quality Newsletter 2(1): 5-9.
  • Faber, Ben A., M. Gaskell, et al. (2009). "Off-season blueberry production: a new option for California coastal farmers." UC Delivers
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). Organic avocado production. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 91: 35-44.
  • Faber, Ben A. and C. Lovatt (2009). Reducing Water Use in Navel Orange Production with Partial Root Zone Drying - Comparison with Conventional Irrigation at the Same Reduced Irrigation Rates. Ann Report Prosser Trust.: 2.
  • Gan, Jay, J. Newman, et al. (2009). Reduction of Nitrogen/Pesticide Runoff in Calleguas Creek and Santa Clara River Watersheds. SWRCB Agreement. No. 05-136-554-0: 253.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2009). "Saline water: a growing problem." Farm Water Quality Newsletter 2(1): 3-5.
  • Faber, Ben A. and J. Downer (2009). Soil Acidification with Organic Amendments and Sulfur. Final Report. U.C. Hansen Trust.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2008). "Blueberry production in Ventura County." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 10(2): 2.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2008). "Dothiorella leaf and stem blight." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 6(4): 1.
  • Gaskell, Mark and Ben A. Faber (2008). "Light Brown Apple Moth invades Santa Barbara County." Central Coast Farm & Ranch 5(4): 12-14.
  • Forster, H., J.E. Adaskaveg, et al. (2008). "New registration for the biocontrol Plant Shield HC against Hyphoderma gummosis of citrus." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 6(3): 2.
  • Downer, Jim, Ben A. Faber, et al. (2008). "Phytophthora IPM and fungicides." CAPCA Adviser 11(2): 36-37.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2008). So you want to grow organic avocados. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 90: 55-70.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2008). "So you want to grow organic avocados?" CA Avo Soc. Yearbook 90: 55-66.
  • Faber, Ben A., A.J. Downer, et al. (2008). Soil pH reduction with sulfur amendments and a cover crop. ASHS Annual Meeting Proceedings,
  • Faber, Ben A., A.J. Downer, et al. (2008). "Soil pH reduction with sulfur, amendments, and a cover crop." HortSci 43: 1234.
  • Garner, L., L. Graves, et al. (2008). The effects of plant growth regulator spray regimes and girdling on fruit retention of longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) trees. ASHS Annual Meeting Proceedings,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2008). "The silver mite workgroup." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 6(1): 3-5.
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2007). "Are all phosphorous acid products the same?" Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 5(3): 3-4.
  • Lovatt, C., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2007). Can a better tool for assessing â??Hassâ?? avocado tree nutrient status be developed? A Feasibility study. CDFA- FREP Proceedings,
  • Faber, Ben A., C. Lovatt, et al. (2007). Can a better tool for assessing “Hass” avocado tree nutrient status be developed? A Feasibility study. CDFA- FREP Proceedings,
  • Shea, T. and Ben A. Faber (2007). "Citrus leafminer update." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 5(3): 2-3.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2007). "Citrus Leafminer update." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 5(4): 3-4.
  • Yee, W., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2007). Effect of abamectin treatments for avocado thrips (Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara [Thysanoptera: Thripidae}) on persea mite (Oligonychus perseae Tuttle, Baker and Abbatiello [Acari: Tetranychidae]) and avocado bud mite (Teglophus myresi Keifer [Acari: Eriophyidae]) populations and on their associated damage to leaves and fruit of avocado (Persea americana). Proceedings Int’l Cong.: Acaraology XI, Merida, Mexico,
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2007). Evaluacion de productos fosphonatos disponibles commercialments para el control de Phytophthora cinnamomi. Proceedings of VI World Avocado Congress, Vina del Mar, Chile,
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2007). Evaluation of commercially available phosphonate products for the control of Phytophthora cinnamomi. Proceedings of VI World Avocado Congress, Vina del Mar, Chile,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2007). "Get avocados and citrus ready for winter." CA Fresh Fruit & Raisin News News 23(1): 32.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2007). "Leaf analysis." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 5(3): 2.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2007). "Long-term work yields avocados resistant to disease." UC Delivers
  • Newman, J. and Ben A. Faber (2007). "Nurseries implement management practices to protect water quality." UC Delivers
  • Mangiafico, S., J. Newman, et al. (2007). "Nurseries Implement Management Practices to Protect Water Quality." Central Coast Farm & Ranch 4(1): 18-21, 102.
  • Faber, Ben A. and Nick Sakovich (2007). "Rehabilitation of Freeze-damaged Citrus and Avocado Trees." CA Fresh Fruit & Raisin News News 23(3): 11.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2007). Riego del palto en California. Manejo del riego y suleo en el cultivo del palto. Quillota, Chile,: 77-82.
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2007). "Soil test kits." Western Arborist 33: 55.
  • Mangiafico, S., D. Merhaut, et al. (2007). U. of California Program to protect water quality in greenhouses and nurseries. 2007. ASHS Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ,
  • Faber, Ben A. and M. Gaskell (2007). "Update on lychee and longan field trials and plantings in S. California." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 5(2): 2-4.
  • Wu, L., F. Ernst, et al. (2006). Automatic Sensing and Sampling Storm Water Runoff. UC-ANR Water Resources Coordinating Conference and UC-ANR Surface Water Quality Workshop. Woodland, CA,
  • Gan, J., F. Ernst, et al. (2006). Automatic Water Flow Measurement in Flumes. UC-ANR Water Resources Coordinating Conference and UC-ANR Surface Water Quality Workshop. Woodland, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2006). "Cherimoyas in Chile." Calif. Cherimoya Assoc News 18(3): 4-5.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2006). "Chile and its Cherimoya Industry." CCA Newsletter Winter 2006: 3.
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2006). "Converting urban yardwaste to avocado root rot management." U.C. Delivers
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2006). "Converting urban yardwaste to avocado root rot management." UC Delivers
  • Faber, Ben A. (2006). "Frost protection in coastal blueberries." California Blueberry News 3(1): 3-6.
  • Phillips, P., P. Oevering, et al. (2006). Natural enemies survey in Ventura county avocado groves in 2003 and 2004. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 88: 93-122.
  • Wu, L., J. Lu, et al. (2006). "Pesticides in nursery recycling ponds." CORF News 10(2): 1-5.
  • Faber, Ben A. and G. Witney (2006). "Product Testing." CA Fresh Fruit & Raisin News News 22(11): 14.96.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2006). "Product testing." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 4(2): 8-9.
  • Biasi, W., E. Mitcham, et al. (2006). "Sensory quality and postharvest performance of southern highbush blueberry cultivars grown in Southern California." HortSci 41: 1043.
  • Downer, J. and Ben A. Faber (2006). "Soil Test Kits." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 4(4): 7-9.
  • Faber, Ben A., M. Hoddle, et al. (2006). "Teamwork controls major pest in avocados." UC Delivers
  • Newman, J., K. Gilbert, et al. (2006). University of California Water Quality Program to Assist Nursery Growers in Reducing Pesticide Runoff. UC-ANR Water Resources Coordinating Conference and UC-ANR Surface Water Quality Workshop. Woodland, CA,
  • Newman, J., K. Gilbert, et al. (2006). University of California Water Quality Programs for Floriculture and Nursery Growers in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. UC-ANR Water Resources Coordinating Conference and UC-ANR Surface Water Quality Workshop. Woodland, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2006). "Waiting for the Rain." West Pak Today 3(20): 1.
  • Bianchi, M. and Ben A. Faber (2005). "Ag waivers." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 3(2): 2-3.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2005). "Armillaria Root Rot." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 4(4): 5-6.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2005). "Asphyxiation." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 3(1): 6-7.
  • Thorp, G., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2005). Avocado planting systems. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook.: 93-98.
  • Phillips, P., P. Oevering, et al. (2005). Glassy winged sharpshooter in avocado orchards in southern California. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 87: 97-110.
  • Faber, Ben A., F. Ventura, et al. (2005). Model for Estimating Evaporation and Transpiration from Row Crops. California Water Plan Update Bulletin 160-05. California Department of Water Resources. 4-Reference Guide: 7.
  • Faber, Ben A., P. Oevering, et al. (2005). Natural enemies associated with avocado thrips in Ventura county avocado groves: results of a pilot study and year one of a three-year survey. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 86: 105-126.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2005). Slope and aspect effect on evaporation as measured by atmometer. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 86: 99-104.
  • Phillips, P., P. Oevering, et al. (2005). Time of avocado pruning affects fruit set and avocado thrips occurrence in Southern California. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 87: 83-92.
  • Gilbert, K., J. Newman, et al. (2005). University of California Irrigation Management Program to Address Water Quality Issues in Ventura County Nurseries. American Society of Horticultural Science Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV, ASHS-101480-cna-04
  • Gilbert, K., J. Newman, et al. (2005). "University of California Water Quality Program for Floriculture and Nursery Growers in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties." HortScience 40: 1017.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2005). "Web Sites that Can Help in Your Production." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 3(4): 5-6.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2004). "Cellulase Production by Various Sources of Mulch." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 2(4): 6-8.
  • Faber, Ben A., J. Newman, et al. (2004). Checklist for assessing and mitigating runoff in greenhouses and nurseries. Ventura County Publication.: 29.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2004). "Irrigation Scheduling." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 2(1): 5-7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2004). "One, One Hundred, One Thousand." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 2(2): 3-4.
  • Rosecrance, R., C. Lovatt, et al. (2004). Seasonal patterns of nutrient uptake and partitioning as a function of crop load of the â??Hassâ?? avocado. 2004 Plant & Soil Conference. Visalia, CA,
  • Lovatt, C., R. Rosecrance, et al. (2004). Seasonal patterns of nutrient uptake and partitioning as a function of crop load of the ‘Hass’ avocado. 2004 Plant & Soil Conference. Visalia, CA,
  • Lindgren, L. and Ben A. Faber (2004). "Topworking or Replanting – A grower’s Perspective." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 2(3): 3-4.
  • Faber, Ben A. and L. Lindgren (2004). "Topworking or Replanting â?? A growerâ??s Perspective." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 2(3): 3-4.
  • Faber, Ben A., J. Newman, et al. (2004). University of California water quality programs for greenhouse and nursery growers in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties. Procs. Floriculture & Nursery Workgroup Meeting,
  • Faber, Ben A., J. Newman, et al. (2004). University of California water quality programs for greenhouse and nursery growers in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County. Proceedings Floriculture & Nursery Workgroup Meeting,
  • Daugovish, O., M. Yamamoto, et al. (2004). Weed survival in mulch. 2004 Plant & Soil Conference. Visalia, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A., P. Oevering, et al. (2003). An overview of chemical pest management studies for control of avocado thrips in Ventura, CA from 2001-2003. 5th World Avocado Cong. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2003). "Avocado planting holes." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 1(3): 3-4.
  • Thorp, G., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2003). Avocado planting systems. Procs. 5th World Avocado Cong, Malaga, Spain,
  • Thorp, G., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2003). Avocado planting systems. 5th World Avocado Cong. Malaga, Spain,
  • Thorp, G., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2003). Avocado planting systems. Proceedings 5th World Avocado Congress, Malaga, Spain,
  • Bender, G. and Ben A. Faber (2003). "Avocado pruning survey." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 1(2): 3-4.
  • Spiers, M. and Ben A. Faber (2003). Cellulase production by various sources of mulch. Procs. 5th World Avocado Cong, Malaga, Spain,
  • Spiers, M. and Ben A. Faber (2003). Cellulase production by various sources of mulch. 5th World Avocado Cong. Malaga, Spain,
  • Spiers, M. and Ben A. Faber (2003). Cellulase production by various sources of mulch. 5th World Avocado Cong. Malaga, Spain,
  • Marais, L.J. and Ben A. Faber (2003). Diseases. Avocado Grower Handbook.G. Bender. Calif. Avo Soc.
  • Yee, W.E., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2003). Effect of abamectin treatments for avocado thrips (Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara [Thysanoptera: Thripidae]) on persea mite (Oligonychus perseae Tuttle [Acari: Tetranychidae]) and avocado bud mite (Teglophus myresi Keifer [Acari: Eriophyyidae]) populations and on their associated damage to leaves of avocado (Persea americana). Procs. IX International Congress of Acarolog, Merida, Mexico,
  • Downer, A.J., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2003). Effects of mulch on avocado and citrus. Procs. 5th World Avocado Cong, Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, Ben A. and A.J. Downer (2003). "Effects of mulches on trees." Southwest Trees & Turf 8: 1-4.
  • Faber, Ben A., P. Oevering, et al. (2003). Evaluating releases of Franklinothrips orizabensis as a biological control agent for Scirtothrips persesae. 5th World Avocado Cong. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, Ben A., P. Oevering, et al. (2003). Evaluation of avocado pruning time effect on avocado thrips in Southern California. 5th World Avocado Cong. Malaga, Spain,
  • Sakovich, Nick and Ben A. Faber (2003). "Getting citrus ready for winter." Irrigation Tech-line 14(142): 1-2.
  • Faber, Ben A., P. Oevering, et al. (2003). Glassy-winged sharpshooters (Holmolodisca coagulate) in avocado. 5th World Avocado Cong. Malaga, Spain,
  • Phillips, P.A. and Ben A. Faber (2003). Insect and Mite Control. Avocado Grower Handbook.G. Bender. Calif. Avo Soc.
  • Faber, Ben A. and G.S. Bender (2003). Irrigation. Avocado Grower Handbook.G. Bender. Calif. Avo Soc.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2003). "Litchi and longan production." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 1(1): 4-7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2003). "Planting avocado." Calavo Newsletter
  • Lovatt, C., R. Rosecrance, et al. (2003). Seasonal patterns of nutrient uptake and partitioning as a function of crop load of the 'Hass' avocado and rate of fertilization. Procs 11th FREP Conf, Tulare, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2003). "Soil physics." Calavo Newsletter
  • Faber, Ben A. (2003). "Water requirements vary depending on different sides and altitudes of a hill." Subtropical Farm Advisors Newletter 1(4): 1-2.
  • Payne, C., P. Oevering, et al. (2002). A pilot study on glassy-winged sharpshooter in avocado. Ent Soc. Am. Ann Meet. Gainesville, FL,
  • Faber, Ben A. and G. Bender (2002). Avocado pruning trials. Ann. Avo Res Symp. Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. and L. Marais (2002). "Avocado root rot." Avoresearch 2(1): 15-18.
  • Bender, G., L. Marais, et al. (2002). "Avocado stem canker." Avoresearch 2(1): 15.
  • Menge, J.A., L.J. Marais, et al. (2002). "Avocado stem canker or collar rot." Avoresearch 2(1): 9-10.
  • Hoddle, M., P. Oevering, et al. (2002). Control agent for Scirtothrips perseae in an avocado orchard. Biological Control Conf. Davis, CA,
  • Yee, W.E., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2002). Effect of abamectin treatment for avocado thrips on populations of persea and avocado bud mite and their associated damage to leaves and fruit. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 84: 95-109.
  • Yee, W.L., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2002). Effect of abamectin treatments for avocado thrips (Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara [Thysanoptera: Thripidae]) on persea mite (Oligonychus perseae Tuttle [Acari: Tetranychidae]) and avocado bud mite (Teglophus myresi Keifer [Acari: Eriophyidae]) populations and on their associated damage to leaves of avocado (Persea americana). IX International Congress of Acarology. Merida, Mexico,: 178.
  • Faber, Ben A., W.L. Yee, et al. (2002). Effect of abamectin treatments for avocado thrips (Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara [Thysanoptera: Thripidae]) on persea mite (Oligonychus perseae Tuttle [Acari: Tetranychidaw]) and avocado bud mite (Teglophus myresi Keifer [Acari: Eriophyyidae]) populations and on their associated damage to leaves of avocado (Persea americana. IX International Cong. Acarology. Merida, Mexico,
  • Yee, W.L., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2002). Effect of abamectin treatments for avocado thrips (Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara [Thysanoptera: Thripidae]) on persea mite (Oligonychus perseae Tuttle [Acari: Tetranychidaw]) and avocado bud mite (Teglophus myresi Keifer [Acari: Eriophyyidae]) populations and on their associated damage to leaves of avocado (Persea americana). IX International Cong. Acarology. Merida, Mexico,
  • Yee, W.L., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2002). Effect of predaceous mite release timing on persea mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) populations in avocado orchards. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 84: 111-125.
  • Hoddle, M.S., P. Oevering, et al. (2002). Evaluating releases of Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen as a biological control agent for Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara in an avocado orchard. Procs. CCBCIII,
  • Morse, J.G., M.S. Hoddle, et al. (2002). Further progress on avocado thrips biology and management. Procs. 2002 CAC Research Symp,
  • Payne, P.C., P. Oevering, et al. (2002). Glassy-winged sharpshooter in avocado. Procs. 2002 CAC Research Symp,
  • Menge, J.A., L.J. Marais, et al. (2002). "Phytophthora root rot." Avoresearch 2(1): 5-8.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2002). "Predicting water requirements of crops." Calif Cherimoya News 14(4): 4-5.
  • Faber, Ben A., P. Oevering, et al. (2002). Progress on avocado thrips management. Biological Control Conf. Davis, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (2002). "Pruning avocados." Calavo Newsletter
  • Morse, J.G., P. Oevering, et al. (2002). "Results of 2001 avocado thrips field pesticide efficacy trials." Avoresearch 2(1): 1-5.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2002). "Thoughts on agriculture in New Zealand." Calif Avo Soc Yearbook 83: 87-91.
  • Morse, J.G., M.S. Hoddle, et al. (2001). "A grower's guide to avocado thrips management 2001." Avoresearch 1(1): 1-5.
  • Morse, J., M.S. Hoddle, et al. (2001). "A new look at managing avocado thrips." Calif Grower 25(2): 16-18.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2001). "An impression of New Zealand." Avoresearch 1(2): 7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2001). Avocado handbook. UCCE Ventura County.
  • Faber, Ben A. and G.S. Bender (2001). Avocado pruning studies. Ann. Avo Res Symp. Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. and G. Bender (2001). Avocado pruning trials. Procs Avo Res Symp, Riverside, CA,
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "Blueberry." from
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "Cherimoya." from
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "Coffee." from
  • Faber, Ben A. (2001). "Earthworms and soil fertility." Calif Cherimoya News 14(4): 3-5.
  • Sakovich, N.J. and Ben A. Faber (2001). Getting avocados and citrus ready for winter. UCCE Santa Barbara News.
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "Litchi." from
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "Longan." from
  • Morse, J.G., M.S. Hoddle, et al. (2001). "Managing thrips in avocado orchards." Citrograph 86(3): 6-7.
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "Passion fruit." from
  • Downer, James, Ben A. Faber, et al. (2001). Phytophthora control with mulches. Gordon Conference. Ventura, CA,
  • Lovatt, C., R. Rosecrance, et al. (2001). Seasonal patterns of nutrient uptake and partitioning as a function of crop load of the 'Hass' avocado and rate of fertilization. Procs 9th FREP Conf, Tulare, CA,
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "Starfruit." from
  • Oevering, P., Ben A. Faber, et al. (2001). Timing and method of abamectin and spinosad applications to control avocado thrips. Ent Soc. Am. Ann Meet. San Diego, CA,
  • Smith, W., D.E. Crowley, et al. (2001). "Trace metal nutrition of avocado." Avoresearch 1(3): 9-11.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2001). "Use of nitrogen fertilizers." Calif Cherimoya Ass News 14(2): 1-3.
  • Viet, R. and Ben A. Faber (2001, 2001). "White sapote." from
  • Phillips, P.A., W. Yee, et al. (2000). Abundance and population trends of predators of Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and Oligonychus perseae (Acari: Tetranychidae) on avocado in Ventura County, California. Procs. Calif. Conf. on Biological Control II,
  • Boschan, bob, Ben A. Faber, et al. (2000). "Cherimoya nutrient study." Calif Cherimoya As 13(2): 1-5.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2000). "Choosing a windbreak." Calif Grower 24(7): 26-29.
  • Phillips, P.A., W. Yee, et al. (2000). Control of avocado thrips using aerial applications of insecticides. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 83: 141-157.
  • Downer, James, Ben A. Faber, et al. (2000). Phytophthora control with mulches. Nelson, New Zealand, ISHS.
  • Faber, Ben A. (2000). "Phytophthora in New Zealand." Calif Grower 24(3): 27-28.
  • Phillips, P.A., W. Yee, et al. (2000). Progress on the management of avocado thrips. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 83: 87-100.
  • Rose, P. and Ben A. Faber (2000). Stop runaway soil, use mulch. Calif. Int Waste Mgmt. Board. pub # 443-99-021
  • Faber, Ben A. and Mark Gaskell (2000). The future of California fruit. Tree Fruit Magazine. 24: 6-8.
  • Faber, Ben A. and G. Bender (1999-2004). Avocado pruning trials. Procs Avo Res Symp, Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). "1, 100, 1000." Calif Grower 23(1): 8.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). "Adjusting to a smaller fruit load." Calif Grower 23(8): 26.
  • Faber, Ben A., P.A. Phillips, et al. (1999). Avocado fruit scarring caused by the avocado thrips, Scirtothrips persea. Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, Ben A., P.A. Phillips, et al. (1999). Avocado fruit scarring caused by the avocado thrips, Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara. Revista Chappingo, Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, Ben A., Phil A. Phillips, et al. (1999). Avocado thrips field biology, fruit damage and tentative economic threshold. Eugene, OR, Ent Soc Am.
  • Morse, Joe, Mark Hoddle, et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." Calif Grower 23(6): 22-24.
  • Morse, Joseph, Mark S. Hoddle, et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." Citrograph 84(8): 13-14.
  • Morse, J.G., Mark Hoddle, et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." Citrograph 84(8): 13-14.
  • Morse, J.G., Mark Hoddle, et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." Calif. Grower 23(6): 22-24.
  • Phillips, P.A. and Ben A. Faber (1999). Avocado thrips: pesticide evaluations and phenology in the field. Procs Avo Res Symp, Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A., J.A. Menge, et al. (1999). Compost demonstration project Southern California: Use of yard trimmings and compost on citrus and avocado. Integrated Waste Management Board. Pub. #443-99-010: 36.
  • Faber, Ben A., Milt McGiffen, et al. (1999). Efficacy and economics of weed control in lemon production. Procs 1999 Calif Weed Sci Soc, Anaheim, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). Erosion control using mulch or cover crops in lemon orchards. Procs Cover Crop Workgroup Ann Meet, Parlier, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A., P.A. Mauk, et al. (1999). Foliar and fruit diseases of avocado in California. Procs. Avocado Brainstorming ’99, UC Riverside, CA,
  • Bender, G.S. and Ben A. Faber (1999). Improving avocado productivity. Revista Chappingo, Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). "Improving pollination with bees." Calif Grower 23(10): 22-25.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). Irrigation management of avocado. Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Hoddle, M.S., J.G. Morse, et al. (1999). Making decisions on timing of treatments for avocado thrips control. CAC Newsletter.
  • Hoddle, M.S., J.G. Morse, et al. (1999). Making decisions on timing treatments for avocado thrips control. Calif Avo Com Update. June 1999: 4.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). Nutrition and integrated avocado management. Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). Pesticide evaluations on avocado thrips and persea mite. Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Phillips, P.A. and Ben A. Faber (1999). Pesticide evaluations on avocado thrips and persea mite. 4th World Avocado Congress. Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). "Potential problems with gibberellic acid applications to citrus." Subtropical Fruit News 7(1): 3.
  • Morse, Joseph G., Mark S. Hoddle, et al. (1999). Progress on the management of avocado thrips. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 82: 97-100.
  • Faber, Ben A., P.A. Phillips, et al. (1999). Seasonal development and field biology of the avocado thrips, Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara. Revista Chappingo, Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Menge, J.A., A.J. Downer, et al. (1999). The effect of yard trimmings as a mulch on growth of avocado and avocado root rot caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 83: 87-104.
  • Faber, Ben A. and A.J. Downer (1999). Weed control problems using greenwaste. Procs 1999 Calif Weed Sci Soc, Anaheim, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. and A.J. Downer (1999). Weed control problems using greenwaste. Procs. 51st Ann. Weed Sci. Soc. Amer, Anaheim, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1999). "Zinc and avocados." Calif Grower 23(3): 38.
  • Phillips, P.A. and Ben A. Faber (1998). Avocado thrips: pesticide evaluations and phenology in the field. Procs Avo Research Sym, Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "Chemigation." Calif Cherimoya Ass. News 12(2): 3-6.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "Cherimoya nutrition studies." Calif Cherimoya Ass. News 12(1): 3.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "Fertigation." Calif Grower 22(11): 12.
  • Sakovich, N.J. and Ben A. Faber (1998). Foliar sprays for frost protection. Procs 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "Get ready for winter." Calif Cherimoya Ass. News 11(4): 3-6.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "How do you know that stuff works?" Calif Grower 22(8): 14.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "How to evaluate new products." Calif Grower 22(8): 26-27.
  • Arpaia, M., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1998). Irrigation management of avocado. Procs 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Downer, A.J., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1998). Mulch effects on avocado root rot. Procs 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Morse, J.G., M.S. Hoddle, et al. (1998). Progress on the management of avocado thrips. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 82: 97-100.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "Salt water quality and Ventura Agriculture." Ass of Water Agencies News June 1998
  • Cantwell, M., M. Gaskell, et al. (1998). Sweet onion varieties for coastal California. 1998 Veg Crops Conf. Univ. of Calif., Davis, CA,
  • Menge, J.A., B.J. Messenger, et al. (1998). The effects of calcium on avocado growth and root health. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 81: 69-80.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "The soil auger." Calif Grower 22(1): 8.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "Thrips update." Calif Grower 22(5): 12.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1998). "Treating thrips effectively." Calif Grower 22(3): 5.
  • McGiffen, M., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1998). Weed suppression effects of mulch on citrus. 1998 Weed Sci Soc America Procs, Santa Barbara, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Controlling the new avocado thrips." Calif Grower 21(3): 8.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "El Nino brings threat of fungus and disease." Calif Grower 21(10): 11.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Farm labor management." Subtropical Fruit News 5(1): 10.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Greenwaste, yardwaste, recycled organics, green source - Whatever you call it, who wants it?" Subtropical Fruit News 5(2): 15-16.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "How to read those lab reports." Calif Grower 21(10): 18.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Irrigating by the numbers." Subtropical Fruit News 5(1): 14.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Leaf drop complicates nutrient sampling." Calif Grower 21(6): 29.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Mineral clogging can compromise dripper performance." Calif Grower 21(8): 6.
  • Faber, Ben A. and M. Gaskell (1997). Raspberry and blueberry varieties for coastal California. Vision 2000 Conference. Pomonda, CA, Cal State Univ. Pomona.
  • Faber, Ben A., L. Wunderlich, et al. (1997). Scirtothrips Project Update. CAC Newsletter.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Soil pH." Subtropical Fruit News 5(2): 10-11.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Wet weather brings benefits, problems." Calif Grower 21(2): 20.
  • Downer, A.J. and Ben A. Faber (1997). Yardwaste mulches in avocado and citrus orchards. Procs 78th Annual Meeting Pacific Div., AAAS, Oregon State,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1997). "Zinc fertilization of avocado." Subtropical Fruit News 5(1): 6-7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1996). "Early intervention keeps root rot at bay." Calif Grower 20(5): 24.
  • Faber, Ben A.. (1996). Irrigation management of avocado in a California coastal environment. Avo Res Sym. Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1996). "Meeting winter water needs." Calif Grower 20(2): 8.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1996). "New bugs, old bugs." Calif Grower 20(10): 22.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1996). "Nursing fire-damaged trees." Calif Grower 20(6): 20.
  • Faber, Ben A. and Phil Phillips (1996). Persea mite spray trial. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 79: 197-200.
  • Faber, Ben A., G.W. Witney, et al. (1996). "Physiological studies of cherimoya fruit under three management regimes." Subtropical Fruit News 4(1): 3-5.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1996). "Tracking fruit yield and drop." Calif Grower 20(11): 11.
  • Faber, Ben A. and James Downer (1995). Determining the usefulness of Eucalyptus mulches in landscape plantings. 1993-1994 Research Report of the Elvinia M. Slosson Endowment. DANR.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Eucalyptus snout beetle." Subtropical Fruit News 3(1): 11.
  • Sakovich, N.J. and Ben A. Faber (1995). Foliar sprays for frost protection. Procs of 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). Frost Protection. Calif Macadamia Soc Yrbk. 29: 86-89.
  • Yates, M., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1995). Irrigation management of avocado. Proc Calif. Avo Res Symp, Riverside, CA,
  • Arpaia, L., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1995). Irrigation management of avocado. Proc 3rd World Avocado Congress, Tel Aviv, Israel,
  • Yates, Marylynn, Ben A. Faber, et al. (1995). Irrigation Management of Avocados. Calif Avo Res Symp. Riverside, CA,
  • Yates, M., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1995). Irrigation management of avocados. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 78: 143-146.
  • Faber, Ben A., M. Yates, et al. (1995). Irrigation management of avocados. Calif Avo Soc Yrbk. 78: 143-146.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Israeli growers share new cultural methods." Calif Grower 19(12): 16-17.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "June in the avocados." Calif Grower 19(6): 15-16.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Managing cold in the avocado orchard." Calif Grower 19(1): 25-27.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "May initiates irrigation practices." Calif Grower 19(5): 8-10.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Organic matter in soil aids structure, nutrient exchange and fertility." Subtropical Fruit News 3(1): 8-9.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Persea research progress." Calif Grower 19(10): 13-15.
  • Faber, Ben A., G.W. Witney, et al. (1995). Physiological studies of cherimoya fruit under three management regimes. Calif Cherimoya Ass. News. 8
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "The latest avocado research results." Subtropical Fruit News 3(3): 9.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Trunk canker causing increased damage." Calif Grower 19(2): 38-39.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Update on Avocado Research." Citrograph 80(9): 16.
  • Ohr, Howard and Ben A. Faber (1995). "What causes that white stuff on avocado branches?" Calif Grower 19(3): 20.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1995). "Will irrigation control root rot?" Calif Grower 19(7): 8-9.
  • Smith, Woody, David E. Crowley, et al. (1995). Zinc fertilization of avocado trees. Calif Avo Res Symp. Riverside, CA,
  • Smith, Woody, David E. Crowley, et al. (1995). Zinc nutrition of avocado. Calif Avo Soc Yearbook. 78: 155-166.
  • Smith, W., D.E. Crowley, et al. (1995). Zinc nutrition of avocado. 1995 Calif. Plant & Soil Conf. San Luis Obispo,
  • Crowley, D.E., W. Smith, et al. (1995). Zinc nutrition of avocado. 1995 Calif. Plant & Soil Conf. San Luis Obispo,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "April in the avocados." Calif Grower 18(4): 18-19.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "April is transition time." Calif Grower 18(4): 11-12.
  • Faber, Ben A., Howard Ohr, et al. (1994). "Avocado Diseases." Calif Avo Soc Cir No CAS-94-1
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Calendar of operations for avocado growers." Calif Grower 18(4): 15.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Cross pollination counts in poor crop years." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 6.
  • Bender, Gary, Guy Witney, et al. (1994). Extending Practical Information To California Citrus and Avocado Growers. 1994 Citrus Research Advisory Committee.
  • Faber, Ben A., M.E. McGiffen, et al. (1994). Field tests of methanol as a crop yield enhancer. 1994 Western Plant Growth Regulator Symposium.
  • Manthey, J., M.E. McGiffen, et al. (1994). "Field tests of methanol as a crop yield enhancer." HortSci 29: 459.
  • Sakovich, Nick and Ben A. Faber (1994). "Frost protection: Saint Nick is on his way." Subtropical Fruit News 2(2): 1-2.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Irrigation is crucial." Calif Grower 18(6): 12-13.
  • Faber, Ben A. and Charles Ingles (1994, 1994). "Managing nitrogen to protect groundwater quality." Citrograph Retrieved 11, 79,
  • Bianchi, Mary and Ben A. Faber (1994). "On-farm research." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 5-6.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Persea Mite." Subtropical Fruit News 2(2): 7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Persea mite update." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 6.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Planning September jobs in the avocado orchard." Calif Grower 18(9): 17-18.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Planning September jobs in the avocado orchard." Calif Grower 8(9): 17-18.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Planting trees." Calif Grower 18(2): 20-21.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Planting trees." Calif Grower 18(2): 20-23.
  • Downer, James, Ben A. Faber, et al. (1994). Portable soil moisture meters. American Nurseryman.: 93-94.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Preparation reaps benefits." Calif Grower 18(11): 12-13.
  • Faber, Ben A. and James Downer (1994). "Soil amendments: Creating a healthy root zone." Arbor Age 14(8): 8-10.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Soil water movement." Fine Gardening 37: 14-16.
  • Faber, Ben A. and A.J. Downer (1994). "The effect of Eucalyptus mulches on germination of annual and perennial weed species." HortSci 29: 555.
  • Manthey, John, D. Crowley, et al. (1994). Trace metal nutrition of avocado. 1994 Calif Avo Res Sym. Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1994). "Understanding soil pH." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 3-4.
  • Smith, W., D. Crowley, et al. (1994). Zinc nutrition of avocado. Proceedings 1994 California Plant and Soil Conference,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Avocado doldrums." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 7.
  • Pittenger, D.R., J. Downer, et al. (1993). Biosolids increase yield and color of perennial ryegrass when added to yardwaste composts. Procs. Ornamental Hort. Cont. Conf, Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Bracing for the persea mite." Subtropical Fruit News 1(1): 7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Chemigation." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 1-2.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Clogging of low-flow irrigation systems." Calif Grower 17(7): 19-20.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Economics of mulching." Calif Grower 17(12): 20-21.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Eucalyptus as a potential mulch." Subtropical Fruit News 1(3): 7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Fertilization and irrigation practices to reduce nitrate contamination." Subtropical Fruit News 1(1): 2-3.
  • Sakovich, Nicholas and Ben A. Faber (1993). "Frost protection: Saint Nick is on his way." Yrbk Calif Macadamia Soc 39: 86-89.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Getting adequate nutrition." Calif Grower 17(10): 18-24.
  • Faber, Ben A., J. Downer, et al. (1993). Green waste compost for landscaping - a demonstration project. Procs 1993 Calif Plant and Soil Conf, Sacramento, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). Landscape after a fire.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). Methods of determining citrus water needs. Procs. Citrus Shortcourse, Bakersfield, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Persea mite update for Ventura." The Broadcaster 55: 7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). Preventing the spread of Persea Mite.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Saline waters - a growing problem." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 6-7.
  • Pittenger, D., A.J. Downer, et al. (1993). "Sewage sludge increases yield and color of perennial ryegrass when added to yardwaste composts." HortSci 28: 541.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). "Update on the persea mite." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1993). Water budget scheduling. Procs of Microirrigation Workshop, Santa Maria, CA,
  • Faber, Ben A., R. Snyder, et al. (1992). Coeficientes de cultivo para cultivos generales, hortalizas y frescas en los valles interiores y en los valles y planicies costeras de la costa sur. Calif Dept Water Res Drought Tips. Tips #92-07
  • Faber, Ben A., A.J. Downer, et al. (1992). "Composted and fresh eucalyptus chip mulches promote early establishment of California sycamore." HortSci 27: 686.
  • Faber, Ben A. and R. Snyder (1992). Crop coefficients for field, vegetable and strawberry crops: south coast, inland valleys and coastal valleys and plains. Calif Dept Water Res Drought Tips. Tips #92-48
  • Leith, Heinrich J., Julie P. Newman, et al. (1992). "Effects of an irrigation system controlled by soil moisture tension in reducing water usage and run-off in poinsettia production." HortSci 27: 151.
  • Downer, James A., Ben A. Faber, et al. (1992). "Effects of hydrophilic polymers and organic amendments on establishment of Kentucky bluegrass." HortSci 27: 588.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1992). "ET stations." Calif Grower 16(10): 33-34.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1992). "Et to you." The Avocado Quarterly 21: 6.
  • Downer, Jim, Amy Shaw, et al. (1992). Irrigation scheduling of California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) in a production nursery. 73RD Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division, AAAS.: 50.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1992). "Orchard "slenderizing"." Calif Avo Soc Yearbook 76: 57-62.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1992). "Round and round with chlorpyrifos and glyphosate registration." Calif Cherimoya Ass News 5(1): 7.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1992). "Saline waters: a growing problem." Calif Cherimoya Ass News 4(3): 4-5.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1992). "Salinity: a growing problem in our orchard soils." California-Arizona Farm Press 13(10): 24-25.
  • Faber, Ben A., G. Bender, et al. (1992). "Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Avocados in the Southern Coast Region - 1992." Calif Avo Soc Cir No CAS-92-1
  • Leith, Heinrich J., Julie P. Newman, et al. (1991). Evaluation of an irrigation system controlled by soil moisture tension for container-grown plants. Flower and Nursery Report. Fall 1991: 1-4.
  • Sakovich, Nicholas and Ben A. Faber (1991). "Get ready for winter." Calif Grower 15(12): 12-14.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1991). Orchard slenderizing. California Avocado Society Yearbook 1991. 75: 57-62.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1990). "Avocado in a drought." The Broadcaster 43: 3.
  • Faber, Ben A. (1989). A method of determining hyphal water transport of VA mycorrhizal plants. 1989 Ann Meet American Society of Agronomy.: 181.
  • Shaw, D.A., R.L. Snyder, et al. (1988). CIMIS adoption-education project. Office of Conservation (D.W.R.) and U.C. Cooperative Extension (L.A.W.R.). Interagency Agreement B55427
  • Faber, Ben A. (1987). A method of determining VA hyphal water transport in cowpea. Mycorrhizae in the next decade. In: Proc 7th North Am Conf on Mycorrhizae, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
  • Faber, Ben A. and R.L. Snyder (1985). Adoption of water budget irrigation scheduling in California. Procs 17th Conf Ag and Forest Meteo and 7th Conf Biometeo and Aerobiology, Boston, MA, Am Meteorological Soc.
  • Snyder, R.L. and Ben A. Faber (1984). The adoption potential of water budget scheduling in California irrigation. 1984 Ann Meet American Society of Agronomy.: 26.
  • Faber, Ben A. Topics in Subtropics. Topics in Subtropics.

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