Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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)

Files

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Faber, B.; Goldhammer, D. (2014). Citrus Production Manual. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (2014). "Effects of applying less water by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation on navel orange yield." Acta Horticulturae (ISHS - International Society for Horticultural Science) 1038: 523-530.
  • Schwankl, L.; Evans, R., et al. (2014). Irrigation Management Practices. University of California.
  • Zheng, Y.; Khuong, T., et al. (2013). Comparison of different foliar-fertilization strategies on yield, fruit size and quality of ‘Nules’ clementine mandarin. 7th International Symposium Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops, Thailand 2012, Thailand,
  • Merhaut, D.; Corkidi, L., et al. (2013). "Implementation of Best Management Practices to Reduce Agricultural Total Maximum Daily Loads in the Calleguas Creek and Santa Clara River Watersheds: A Case Study of Water Reclamation in California." HortScience 48(9): 1109-1112.
  • Whiley, A.; Wolstenholme, B., et al. (2013). The Avocado: Botany, Production and Uses. CABI.
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (2013). 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. 7th International Symposium Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Cropsm, Thailand 2012, Thailand,
  • Joy, M; Abit, M., et al. (2012). "Assessing simazine degradation patterns in California citrus orchards with different simazine histories." Air, Soil and Water Research 5: 69-78.
  • Dreistadt, S.; Clark, J., et al. (2012). Integrated Pest Management of Citrus. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3303
  • Kacar, Y.; Faber, B. (2012). Micropropagation of banana. Plant cell culture protocols.V. Loyola and N. Ochoa-Alejo. Springer.: 285-304.
  • Newman, J.; Mangiafico, S., et al. (2012). Mitigating pesticide runoff from nurseries. Pesticide mitigation strategies for surface water quality.K. Goh, B. Bret, T. Potter and J. Gan. American Chemical Society. 1075: 77-94.
  • Mangiafico, S.; Merhaut, D., et al. (2012). "Nutrient runoff, uptake potential and growth for three U.S. native grasses and tall fescue." Journal of Environmental Horticulture 30(3): 125-131.
  • Eskalen, A.; Faber, B., et al. (2012) Spore trapping and pathogenicity of fungi in the Botryosphaeriaceae and Diaporthaceae associated with avocado branch canker in California. First Look
  • Menge, J.; Douhan, G., et al. (2012). "Three new avocado rootstocks tolerant to Phytophthora cinnamomi; 'Zentmyer', 'Uzi', and 'Steddom'." HortScience 47: 1191-1194.
  • Faber, B.; Gaskell, M., et al. (2011). Growing crops. Small Farm Handbook.L. Tourte and B. Faber.: 101-124.
  • Tourte, L.; Faber, B. (2011). Small Farm Handbook. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Mangiafico, S.; Newman, J., et al. (2010). "University of California program to evaluate water quality management practices at cooperating agricultural sites." Journal of Extension 48(2): iw3.php.
  • Mangiafico, S.; Newman, J., et al. (2009). "Nurseries surveyed in Southern California adopt best practices for water quality." California Agriculture 64(1): 26-30.
  • Mangiafico, S.; Newman, J., et al. (2009). "Nutrients and pesticides in stormwater runoff and soil water in production nurseries and citrus and avocado groves in California." HortTechnology 19(2): 360-367.
  • Ying, Z.; Davenport, L., et al. (2009). "Re-evaluation of the roles of honeybees and wind on pollination in avocado." Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 84(3): 225-260.
  • Mangiafico, S.; Gan, J., et al. (2008). "Detention and recycling basins for managing nutrient and pesticide runoff from nurseries." HortScience 43: 393-398.
  • Lu, J.; Wu, L., et al. (2008). Erosion control and runoff management. Greenhouse and Nursery Management Practices to Protect Water Quality. Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3508: 83-96.
  • Mangiafico, S.; Newman, J., et al. (2008). Integrated pest management for avocados. UC ANR. 3503
  • Dreistadt, S.; Faber, B. (2008). Integrated pest management for avocados. Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3503
  • Schwankl, L.; Evans, R., et al. (2008). Irrigation management practices in nurseries. Greenhouse and Nursery Management Practices to Protect Water Quality. Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3508: 29-44.
  • Downer, A.; Crohn, D., et al. (2008). "Survival of plant pathogens in static piles of ground green waste." Phytopathology 98: 547-554.
  • Salmon, T.; Faber, B., et al. (2008) Volunteer Researchers: Moving Beyond Cooperators. Journal of Extension 46, 2FEA7
  • Faber, B.; Downer, A., et al. (2007). "Accuracy varies for commercially available soil test kits analyzing nitrate-nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and pH." HortTechnology 17(3): 358-362.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (2007). Avocado diseases. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (2007). Avocado pests. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Faber, B.; Bender, G., et al. (2007). Avocado-Diseases. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. UC-ANR. Pub 3436
  • Faber, B.; Bender, G., et al. (2007). Avocado-Diseases. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3436
  • Phillips, P.; Faber, B., et al. (2007). Avocado-Insects and Pests. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3436
  • Faber, B.; Shrestha, A., et al. (2007). Avocado-Weeds. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3634
  • Grafton-Cardwell, E.; Headrick, D., et al. (2007). Citrus Leafminer. UC IPM Pest Note. 74137: 4.
  • Lu, J.; Wu, L., et al. (2007). "How do pesticides behave in nursery recycling ponds?" Crops and Soils 40(1): 25-27.
  • Crohn, D.; Faber, B., 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.
  • Daugovish, O.; Downer, J., et al. (2007). "Weed survival in yard waste mulch." Weed-Technology 21(1): 59-65.
  • Snyder, R.; Ventura, F., et al. (2006). ""Estimating Evaporation from Bare Soil Using Soil Moisture Data."." Journal of irrigation Drain Engineering 132(2): 153-158.
  • Faber, B.; Ventura, F., et al. (2006). ""Residualidad De Niquel En Un Suelo Arcilloso De Zonas Aridas Bajo La Aplicación De Biosolidos."." TERRA LatinoAmericana (International soil science journal) 30
  • Grafton-Cardwell, E.; Faber, B. (2006). Citrus leafminer. UC-IPM Guidelines. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Lu, J.; Wu, L., et al. (2006). "Degradation of pesticides in nursery recycling pond waters." Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 54: 2658-2663.
  • Faber, B.; Clement, L., et al. (2006). Soil and Fertilizer Management. Retail Garden Center Manual.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3492: 75-106.
  • Lu, J.; Wu, L., et al. (2006). "Sorption and Degradation of Pesticides in Nursery Recycling Ponds." Journal of Environmental Quality 35: 1795-1802.
  • Hartin, J.; Faber, B. (2006). Water Management. Retail Garden Center Manual.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3492: 107-116.
  • Crane, J.; Zee, F., et al. (2005). "Commercial Sapindaceae fruit production in the U.S.A." Acta Horticulturae 665: 93-103.
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B. (2005). "Effect of Eucalyptus cladocalyx mulch on establishment of California sycamore." Journal of Applied Horticulture 7(2): 90-94.
  • Hoddle, M.; Oevering, P., 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, B. (2004). Slope and aspect effect on evaporation as measured by atmometer. International Symposium Irrigated Hort Crops, Acta Horticulturae.
  • Yee, W.; Faber, B., et al. (2003). "Comparisons of Scirtothrips persea (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) infestation levels on avocado fruit and leaves." Florida Entomology 86(4): 409-419.
  • Takele, E.; Faber, B., et al. (2002). Avocado sample establishment costs and profitability analysis for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. University of California Agricultural Economics. AV-SC-01-1
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (2002). "Avocado thrips: new challenge for growers." California Agriculture 56(3): 103-107.
  • Downer, J.; Faber, B., et al. (2002). "Factors affecting root rot control in mulched avocado orchards." HortTechnology 12(4): 601-605.
  • Faber, B.; Clement, L., et al. (2002). Soil and fertilizer management. California Master Gardener Handbook.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3382: 29-67.
  • Hartin, J.; Faber, B. (2002). Water management. California Master Gardener Handbook.D. Pittenger. Oakland, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication 3382: 69-89.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (2001). Avocado diseases. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (2001). Avocado pests. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J., et al. (2001). "Differential effects of mulch on citrus and avocado." Acta Horticulturae 557: 303-307.
  • Yee, W.; Phillips, P., et al. (2001). "Effects of aerial spray volume, coverage and abamectin on Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)." Journal of Economic Entomology 94(5): 1090-1096.
  • Yee, W.; Phillips, P., et al. (2001). "Effects of aerial spray volume, coverage and sabadilla on Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)." Journal of Economic Entomology 94(5): 1086-1089.
  • Ventura, F.; Faber, B., et al. (2001). "Model for estimating evaporation and transpiration from row crops." Journal of Irrigation Drain Engineering-ASCE 127(6): 339-345.
  • Yee, W.; Phillips, P., et al. (2001). "Phenology of arthropod pests and associated natural predators on avocado leaves, fruit and in leaf litter in Southern California." Environmental Entomology 30(5): 892-898.
  • Yee, W.; Phillips, P., et al. (2001). "Relationships between Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) populations on avocado leaves, fruit and scarring damage on fruit." Environmental Entomology 30(5): 932-938.
  • Grismer, M.; Snyder, R., et al. (2000). "Avocado and citrus orchards along the coast may use less water." California Agriculture 54(4): 25-29.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (1999). Avocado diseases. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (1998). Avocado pests. UC Integrated Pest Management Program.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (1998). Insects and Mites. UC Pest Management Guidelines for Avocados. Pub 33339
  • Shiralipour, A.; Faber, B., et al. (1996). "Greenhouse production of broccoli and lettuce using co-composted biosolids." Compost Science 4(3): 38-43.
  • Crowley, D.; Smith, W., et al. (1996). "Zinc fertilization of avocado trees." HortScience 31(2): 224-229.
  • McGiffen, M. Jr.; Greene, R., et al. (1995). "Field tests of methanol as a crop yield enhancer." HortScience 30(6): 1225-1228.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J.A. (1993). "Inexpensive, hand-held soil moisture meters." HortTechnology 3(3): 195-196.
  • Downer, J.; Faber, B., et al. (1992). "Effects of hydrophilic polymers and organic amendments on establishment of Kentucky bluegrass." HortScience 27(6): 588-595.
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B., et al. (1992). "Effects of hydrophilic polymers and organic amendments on establishment of Kentucky bluegrass." HortScience 27(6): 588-595.
  • Faber, B.; Zasoski, R., et al. (1991). "A method for measuring hyphal nutrient and water uptake in mycorrhizal plants." Canadian Journal of Botany 69(1): 87-93.
  • Faber, B.; Snyder, R.. (1990). "Extension activities needed to expand use of evapotranspiration data for irrigation." Journal of Agronomic Education 19(1): 8-13.
  • Gal, M.; Whittig, L., et al. (1990). "Influence of clay on water movement in coarse-textured soils." Clays and Clay Minerals 38(2): 144-150.
  • Faber, B.; Zasoski, R., et al. (1990). "Zinc uptake by corn as affected by vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae." Plant and Soil 129(3): 121-130.
  • Snyder, R.; Grotjahn, R., et al. (1987). "Agricultural weather forecast needs in California." Applied Agricultural Research 2(5): 305-310.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Faber, B. (2014). Avocado and Citrus in a Drought. VC Farm Bureau. 46: 2.
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B. (2014). Differential susceptibility of strawberry to salts. 3rd International Salinity Forum. Riverside, CA,: 159-160.
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B. (2014). Differential susceptibility of strawberry to salts. Drip and Sprinkler Establishment of Strawberry Transplants in Southern California. ASA (American Society of Agronomy) Annual Meeting. Long Beach,
  • Faber, B.; Daugovish, O. (2014). Drip and Sprinkler Establishment of Strawberry Transplants in Southern California. ASA (American Society of Agronomy) Annual Meeting. Long Beach,
  • Faber, B. (2014). Dry weather brings tree disease. VC Farm Bureau. 46: 2-3.
  • Faber, B. (2014). "Hot, dry weather and avocado pollen viability." Topics in Subtropics 12(2): 6-7.
  • Faber, B. (2014). Is the pitahaya in Ventura's future? VC Farm Bureau. 46: 2-3.
  • Faber, B. (2014). "'Meyer' lemon and C-35 citrange rootstock." Topics in Subtropics 12(2): 6.
  • Faber, B. (2014). Strategizing for drought in subtropical tree crops. University of California, California Institute for Water Resources.: 15 minutes.
  • Faber, B. (2014). "Strategizing for water cutbacks - citrus and avocado." Topics in Subtropics 12(1): 3-4.
  • Battany; Bianchi, M., et al. (2014). The 2014 drought: impacts on San Luis Obispo County Agriculture. A report to the San Luis Opispo County Board of Supervisors and the general public.: 17.
  • Faber, B. (2014). "The Spanish avocado industry." Topics in Subtropics 12(1): 1-2.
  • Merhaut, D.; Corkidi, Lea, et al. (2013). Best management practices in avocado orchard management. California Avocado Society Yearbook 2012. 94: 70-87.
  • Whiley, A.; Wolstenholme, B., et al. (2013). Crop management. The Avocado: Botany, Production and Uses.B. Schaeffer, B. Wolstenholme and A. Whiley. CAB International.: 342-379.
  • Crane, J.; Douhan, G., et al. (2013). Cultivars and rootstocks. The Avocado: Botany, Production and Uses.B. Schaeffer, B. Wolstenholme and A. Whiley. CAB International.: 200-233.
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Cultural practices to reduce pest and disease in avocado and citrus." Topics in Subtropics 11(2): 3.
  • (2013). Dispensers for Detection of Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Austin, TX, Oral Presentation #1977
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Does charcoal hold the key to fertility?" VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 45(11): 2.
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Electronic “sniffer” for HLB." Topics in Subtropics 11(2): 3.
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Fire information." Topics in Subtropics 11(2): 4.
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Fire information." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 45(6): 2.
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Huanglongbing conference." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 45(3): 2-3.
  • Vargas, R.; Haviland, D., et al. (2013). "Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies in California." Citrograph 4(4): 28-34.
  • Vargas, R.; Haviland, D., et al. (2013). "Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies in California." Citrograph 4(4): 28-34.
  • Schwankl, L.; Faber, B. (2013). "Maintenance of citrus micoirrigation systems." Citrograph 4(3): 12-18.
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Oriental fruit fly affects green waste movement in Southern California." Topics in Subtropics 11(3): 3.
  • Schwankl, L.; Faber, B. (2013). "Overview of soil moisture sensors." Citrograph 4(3): 20.
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B. (2013). "Pests move but we should not help them! A reminder to professionals." CAPCA (California Association of Pest Control Advisors) Adviser 16(6): 36-37.
  • Corkidi, L.; Merhaut, D., et al. (2013). Plant selection for vegetated buffers: Plant size versus nutrient uptake efficiency. UCNFA (University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance) News. 17: 1-3.
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Rehabilitating frost damages in citrus and avocado." Topics in Subtropics 11(4): 1-2.
  • Faber, B. (2013). Report on the California avocado research program. Australian Avocado Growers Federation.: 3.
  • Vargas, R.; Haviland, D., et al. (2013). Weathering trials of solid triple lure (trimedlure, methyl eugenol, raspberry ketone and DDVP) dispensers for detection of fruit flies (Diptera: Trphritidae) in Caliphornia. ESA (Entomological Society of America). Austin, TX,
  • Vargas, R.; Haviland, D., et al. (2013). Weathering trials of solid triple lure (trimedlure, methyl eugenol, raspberry ketone and DDVP) dispensers for detection of fruit flies (Diptera: Trphritidae) in Caliphornia. ESA (Entomological Society of America). Austin, TX,
  • Faber, B. (2013). "Winter irrigation." Topics in Subtropics 11(1): 6-8.
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (2012). Alternate bearing in mandarins. UC Symposium. Oxnard, CA,
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (2012). Alternate bearing in mandarins. University of Califoria Symposium. Oxnard, CA,
  • Lovatt, C.; Faber, B., et al. (2012). Comparison of different foliar fertilization strategies on yield, fruit size and quality of ‘Nules’ clementine mandarin. Chanthaburi, Thailand, ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Science).: 79.
  • Lovatt, C.; Faber, B., 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, B.; Daugovish, O. (2012). Drip vs. sprinkler irrigation for strawberry establishment. Water Strategic Initiative Conference. Davis, CA,
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B. (2012). Drip vs. sprinkler irrigation for strawberry establishment. Water Strategic Initiative Conf. Davis, CA,
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (2012). Effects of applying less water by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation. Geisenheim, Germany, ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Science) Irrigation of Fruit Trees.
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (2012). Effects of applying less water by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation. Geisenheim, Germany, ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Science) Irrigation of Fruit Trees.: 33.
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (2012). Effects of applying less water by partial root zone drying versus conventional irrigation on navel orange yield. VII ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science). Gesisenheim, German,
  • Faber, B. (2012). El ingreso de insectos invasores a Estados Unidos. News & Information Outreach.
  • Faber, B. (2012). "Huanglongbing Conference." Topics in Subtropics 11(1): 4-6.
  • Faber, B. (2012). Insectos y plagas amenazan la riqueza agrícola de California. News & Information Outreach.
  • Faber, B. (2012). "Invasive pests." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 44(3): 2-3.
  • Kasapoglu, E.; Comen, B., et al. (2012). Investigating the durability of some citrus rootstocks against citrus nematode in Eastern Mediterranean Region under natural conditions. 31st International Symposium of European Society of Nematologists. Adana, Turkey,
  • Rosecrance, R.; Lovatt, C., et al. (2012). Management tools for fertilization of the ‘Hass’ avocado. Miami, FL, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).
  • Rosecrance, R.; Faber, B., et al. (2012). "Patterns of nutrient accumulation in ‘Hass’ avocado fruit." Better Crops 96(1): 12-13.
  • Faber, B. (2012). Protejamos a California de plagas invasoras. News & Infomation Outreach.
  • Faber, B. (2012). "Soil moisture sensors." Topics in Subtropics 10(1): 7-8.
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B., et al. (2012). Strawberry transplant with drip irrigation. Water Strategic Initiative Conference. Davis, CA,
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B., et al. (2012). Strawberry transplant with drip irrigation. 2012. Water Strategic Initiative Conf. Davis, CA,
  • Faber, B. (2012). "There’s blues in our future." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 44(7): 3.
  • Corkidi, L.; Merhaut, D., et al. (2012). Treating runoff using California native plants as biofilters. Miami, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).
  • Corkidi, L.; Merhaut, D. , et al. (2012). Treating runoff using California native plants as biofilters. UCR Water Research Symposium. UCR, CA,
  • Faber, B. (2012). Turkish agriculture. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 94: 71-79.
  • Faber, B. (2012). Turkish agriculture. California Avocado Society Yearbook 2011. 94: 71-79.
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (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 (International Society of Horticultural Science) Mineral Nutrition.: 79.
  • Faber, B.; Lovatt, C. (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 (International Society of Horticultural Science).
  • Faber, B. (2011). "Citrus production in Turkey." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 43(10): 2-3.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2011). "Converting urban yard waste to avocado root rot management." UC Delivers
  • Adesemoye, A.; Eskalen, A., et al. (2011). "Current knowledge on Fusarium dry rot of citrus." Citrograph 2(7): 29-33.
  • Adesemoye, A.; Eskalen, A., et al. (2011). "Dry Root Rot of Citrus." Citrograph 2(1): 32-35.
  • Adesemoye, A.; Eskalen, A., et al. (2011). "Multiple Botryosphaeria species causing ‘Dothiorella’ gummosis in citrus." Citrograph 2(2): 32-35.
  • Faber, B. (2011). Phytophthora management with avocado as a model. Landscape Disease Symposium, Santa Paula, CA,
  • Faber, B. (2011). "Success story before there is a problem." Topics in Subtropics 9(1): 8.
  • Faber, B.; Eskalen, A., et al. (2010). "Citrus production in Turkey." Citrograph 1(5): 34-37.
  • Faber, B. (2010). "Cultural practices to reduce pest and disease in avocado and citrus." Topics in Subtropics 8(1): 4-5.
  • Mochizuki, M.; Downer, J., et al. (2010). Effects of soil disturbance, organic matter and Trichoderma on survival of peach in soil infested with Armillaria mellea. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Sciences).
  • Mochizuki, M.; Downer, J., et al. (2010). Effects of soil disturbance, organic matter and Trichoderma on survival of peach in soil infested with Armillaria mellea. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).: 113.
  • Styles, S.; Faber, B., et al. (2010). Evaluation of strenths and weakness of the existing FCGMA IE program and specific suggestions for improvement. ITRC (Irrigation Training and Research Center). Fianl Task 2.2: 45.
  • Faber, B. (2010). "Laurel wilt update." Topics in Subtropics 8(1): 5.
  • Faber, B. (2010). "Laurel wilt update." Western Farm Press
  • Faber, B. (2010). "Microirrigation, fertilizers and clogging." Topics in Subtropics 8(1): 2.
  • Mangiafico, S.; Merhaut, D., et al. (2010). Nutrient uptake potential of three US native grasses and tall fescue. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).
  • Mochizuki, M.; Downer, J., et al. (2010). Organic amendments and sulfur in combination reduce soil pH. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).: 91.
  • Rosecrance, R.; Faber, B., et al. (2010). Patterns of nutrient accumulation in ‘Hass’ avocado fruit. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).: 252.
  • Rosecrance, R.; Lovatt, C., et al. (2010). Patterns of nutrient accumulation in ‘Hass’ avocado fruits. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).
  • Faber, B. (2010). "Pest reduction in citrus, avocado." Western Farm Press
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B., et al. (2010). Soil pH modification. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B., et al. (2010). Strawberry establishment with drip or sprinklers. Palm Springs, ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science).: 265.
  • Lindgren, L.; Faber, B. (2010). "Topworking or replanting, a grower’s perspective." Citrograph 1(1): 20-21.
  • Faber, B. (2009). "Avocado research has long history in Ventura County." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 41(4): 1-4.
  • Faber, B. (2009). "Avocado research in Ventura County." Topics in Subtropics 7(1): 1.
  • Lovatt, C.; Faber, B., et al. (2009). Can a better tool for assessing ‘Hass’ avocado tree nutritional status be developed? Final Report. CDFA-FREP (California Department of Food and Agriculture - Fertilizer Research and Education Program) Proceedings,
  • Faber, B. (2009). "Cherry Vinegar Fly in Ventura County." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 41(7): 2-3.
  • Faber, B. (2009). Cultural practices to reduce pest and disease in avocado and citrus. Plant and Soil Conference, Fresno,
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B. (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.
  • Daugovish, O.; Faber, B. (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, B. (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.
  • Bianchi, M.; Faber, B., et al. (2009). Farm Water Quality Planning Project – From Education to Implementation. Statewide Conference, Sacramento,
  • Bender, G.; Faber, B. (2009). Irrigation. Avocado Production in California. Part 2.G. Bender. UCCE San Diego.: 1-25.
  • Faber, B.; Eskalen, A., et al. (2009). "Laurel Wilt Disease." Topics in Subtropics 7(1): 5.
  • Faber, B.; Bender, G., et al. (2009). Laurel wilt disease in the southeast. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 91: 45-54.
  • Faber, B. (2009). "Making avocado crops profitable in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties." UC Delivers
  • Zurakski, D.; Ellis, A., et al. (2009). "Nurseries implement practices to protect water quality." Farm Water Quality Newsletter 2(1): 5-9.
  • Gaskell, M.; Faber, B., et al. (2009). "Off-season blueberry production: a new option for California coastal farmers." UC Delivers
  • Faber, B. (2009). Organic avocado production. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 91: 35-44.
  • Lovatt, C.; Faber, B. (2009). Reducing Water Use in Navel Orange Production with Partial Root Zone Drying - Comparison with Conventional Irrigation at the Same Reduced Irrigation Rates. Annual Report Prosser Trust.: 2.
  • Newman, J.; Gan, J., et al. (2009). Reduction of Nitrogen/Pesticide Runoff in Calleguas Creek and Santa Clara River Watersheds. SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) Agreement. No. 05-136-554-0: 253.
  • Faber, B. (2009). "Saline water: a growing problem." Farm Water Quality Newsletter 2(1): 3-5.
  • Downer, J.; Faber, B. (2009). Soil Acidification with Organic Amendments and Sulfur. Final Report. U.C. Hansen Trust.
  • Faber, B. (2008). "Blueberry production in Ventura County." VC Farm Bureau Newsletter 10(2): 2.
  • Faber, B. (2008). "Dothiorella leaf and stem blight." Topics in Subtropics 6(4): 1.
  • Faber, B.; Gaskell, M. (2008). "Light Brown Apple Moth invades Santa Barbara County." Central Coast Farm & Ranch 5(4): 12-14.
  • Adaskaveg, J.; Forster, H., et al. (2008). "New registration for the biocontrol Plant Shield HC against Hyphoderma gummosis of citrus." Topics in Subtropics 6(3): 2.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J., et al. (2008). "Phytophthora IPM and fungicides." CAPCA (California Association of Pest Control Advisors) Adviser 11(2): 36-37.
  • Faber, B. (2008). So you want to grow organic avocados. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 90: 55-70.
  • Faber, B. (2008). "So you want to grow organic avocados?" California Avocado Society Yearbook 90: 55-66.
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B., et al. (2008). Soil pH reduction with sulfur amendments and a cover crop. ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science) Annual Meeting Proceedings,
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B., et al. (2008). "Soil pH reduction with sulfur, amendments, and a cover crop." HortScience 43: 1234.
  • Graves, L.; Garner, L., et al. (2008). The effects of plant growth regulator spray regimes and girdling on fruit retention of longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) trees. ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science) Annual Meeting Proceedings,
  • Faber, B. (2008). "The silver mite workgroup." Topics in Subtropics 6(1): 3-5.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2007). "Are all phosphorous acid products the same?" Topics in Subtropics 5(3): 3-4.
  • Lovatt, C.; Faber, B., et al. (2007). Can a better tool for assessing “Hass” avocado tree nutrient status be developed? A Feasibility study. CDFA- FREP (California Department of Food and Agriculture - Fertilizer Research and Education Program) Proceedings,
  • Faber, B.; Shea, T. (2007). "Citrus leafminer update." Topics in Subtropics 5(3): 2-3.
  • Faber, B. (2007). "Citrus Leafminer update." Topics in Subtropics 5(4): 3-4.
  • Faber, B.; Yee, W., 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). International Congress: Acaraology XI, Merida, Mexico,
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2007). Evaluacion de productos fosphonatos disponibles commercialments para el control de Phytophthora cinnamomi. VI World Avocado Congress, Vina del Mar, Chile,
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2007). Evaluation of commercially available phosphonate products for the control of Phytophthora cinnamomi. VI World Avocado Congress, Vina del Mar, Chile,
  • Faber, B. (2007). "Get avocados and citrus ready for winter." California Fresh Fruit & Raisin News News 23(1): 32.
  • Faber, B. (2007). "Leaf analysis." Topics in Subtropics 5(3): 2.
  • Faber, B. (2007). "Long-term work yields avocados resistant to disease." UC Delivers
  • Faber, B.; Newman, J. (2007). "Nurseries implement management practices to protect water quality." UC Delivers
  • Newman, J.; Mangiafico, S., et al. (2007). "Nurseries Implement Management Practices to Protect Water Quality." Central Coast Farm & Ranch 4(1): 18-21, 102.
  • Sakovich, N.; Faber, B. (2007). "Rehabilitation of Freeze-damaged Citrus and Avocado Trees." California Fresh Fruit & Raisin News News 23(3): 11.
  • Faber, B. (2007). Riego del palto en California. Manejo del riego y suleo en el cultivo del palto. Quillota, Chile,: 77-82.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2007). "Soil test kits." Western Arborist 33: 55.
  • Merhaut, D.; Mangiafico, S., et al. (2007). University of California Program to protect water quality in greenhouses and nurseries. 2007. ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science) Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ,
  • Gaskell, M.; Faber, B. (2007). "Update on lychee and longan field trials and plantings in S. California." Topics in Subtropics 5(2): 2-4.
  • Ernst, F.; Wu, L., 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,
  • Ernst, F.; Gan, J., 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, B. (2006). "Cherimoyas in Chile." California Cherimoya Association News 18(3): 4-5.
  • Faber, B. (2006). "Chile and its Cherimoya Industry." CCA Newsletter Winter 2006: 3.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2006). "Converting urban yardwaste to avocado root rot management." UC Delivers
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2006). "Converting urban yardwaste to avocado root rot management." U.C. Delivers
  • Faber, B. (2006). "Frost protection in coastal blueberries." California Blueberry News 3(1): 3-6.
  • Oevering, P.; Phillips, P., et al. (2006). Natural enemies survey in Ventura county avocado groves in 2003 and 2004. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 88: 93-122.
  • Lu, J.; Wu, L., et al. (2006). "Pesticides in nursery recycling ponds." CORF (Calfiornia Ornamental Research Federation) News 10(2): 1-5.
  • Witney, G.; Faber, B. (2006). "Product Testing." California Fresh Fruit & Raisin News 22(11): 14.96.
  • Faber, B. (2006). "Product testing." Topics in Subtropics 4(2): 8-9.
  • Mitcham, E.; Biasi, W., et al. (2006). "Sensory quality and postharvest performance of southern highbush blueberry cultivars grown in Southern California." HortScience 41: 1043.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J. (2006). "Soil Test Kits." Topics in Subtropics 4(4): 7-9.
  • Hoddle, M.; Faber, B., et al. (2006). "Teamwork controls major pest in avocados." UC Delivers
  • Gilbert, K.; Newman, J., 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,
  • Gilbert, K.; Newman, J., 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, B. (2006). "Waiting for the Rain." West Pak Today 3(20): 1.
  • Faber, B.; Bianchi, M. (2005). "Ag waivers." Topics in Subtropics 3(2): 2-3.
  • Faber, B. (2005). "Armillaria Root Rot." Topics in Subtropics 4(4): 5-6.
  • Faber, B. (2005). "Asphyxiation." Topics in Subtropics 3(1): 6-7.
  • Faber, B.; Thorp, G., et al. (2005). Avocado planting systems. California Avocado Society Yearbook.: 93-98.
  • Oevering, P.; Phillips, P., et al. (2005). Glassy winged sharpshooter in avocado orchards in southern California. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 87: 97-110.
  • Ventura, F.; Faber, B., 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.
  • Oevering, P.; Faber, B., 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. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 86: 105-126.
  • Faber, B. (2005). Slope and aspect effect on evaporation as measured by atmometer. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 86: 99-104.
  • Oevering, P.; Phillips, P., et al. (2005). Time of avocado pruning affects fruit set and avocado thrips occurrence in Southern California. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 87: 83-92.
  • Newman, J.; Gilbert, K., 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
  • Newman, J.; Gilbert, K., et al. (2005). "University of California Water Quality Program for Floriculture and Nursery Growers in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties." HortScience 40: 1017.
  • Faber, B. (2005). "Web Sites that Can Help in Your Production." Topics in Subtropics 3(4): 5-6.
  • Faber, B. (2004). "Cellulase Production by Various Sources of Mulch." Topics in Subtropics 2(4): 6-8.
  • Newman, J.; Faber, B., et al. (2004). Checklist for assessing and mitigating runoff in greenhouses and nurseries. Ventura County Publication.: 29.
  • Faber, B. (2004). "Irrigation Scheduling." Topics in Subtropics 2(1): 5-7.
  • Faber, B. (2004). "One, One Hundred, One Thousand." Topics in Subtropics 2(2): 3-4.
  • Rosecrance, R.; Lovatt, C., 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,
  • Faber, B.; Lindgren, L. (2004). "Topworking or Replanting – A grower’s Perspective." Topics in Subtropics 2(3): 3-4.
  • Newman, J.; Faber, B., et al. (2004). University of California water quality programs for greenhouse and nursery growers in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties. Floriculture & Nursery Workgroup Meeting,
  • Newman, J.; Faber, Ben A., et al. (2004). University of California water quality programs for greenhouse and nursery growers in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County. Floriculture & Nursery Workgroup Meeting,
  • Yamamoto, M.; Daugovish, O., et al. (2004). Weed survival in mulch. 2004 Plant & Soil Conference. Visalia, CA,
  • Oevering, P.; Faber, B., et al. (2003). An overview of chemical pest management studies for control of avocado thrips in Ventura, CA from 2001-2003. 5th World Avocado Congress. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B. (2003). "Avocado planting holes." Topics in Subtropics 1(3): 3-4.
  • Faber, B.; Thorp, G., et al. (2003). Avocado planting systems. 5th World Avocado Congress, Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Thorp, G., et al. (2003). Avocado planting systems. 5th World Avocado Congress. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Thorp, G., et al. (2003). Avocado planting systems. 5th World Avocado Congress, Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Bender, G. (2003). "Avocado pruning survey." Topics in Subtropics 1(2): 3-4.
  • Faber, B.; Spiers, M. (2003). Cellulase production by various sources of mulch. 5th World Avocado Congress, Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Spiers, M. (2003). Cellulase production by various sources of mulch. 5th World Avocado Congress. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Spiers, M. (2003). Cellulase production by various sources of mulch. 5th World Avocado Congress. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Marais, L. (2003). Diseases. Avocado Grower Handbook.G. Bender. California Avocado Society.
  • Faber, B.; Yee, W., 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). IX International Congress of Acarolog, Merida, Mexico,
  • Faber, B.; Downer, A., et al. (2003). Effects of mulch on avocado and citrus. 5th World Avocado Congress, Malaga, Spain,
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B. (2003). "Effects of mulches on trees." Southwest Trees & Turf 8: 1-4.
  • Oevering, P.; Faber, B., et al. (2003). Evaluating releases of Franklinothrips orizabensis as a biological control agent for Scirtothrips persesae. 5th World Avocado Congress. Malaga, Spain,
  • Oevering, P.; Faber, B., et al. (2003). Evaluation of avocado pruning time effect on avocado thrips in Southern California. 5th World Avocado Congress. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Sakovich, N. (2003). "Getting citrus ready for winter." Irrigation Tech-line 14(142): 1-2.
  • Oevering, P.; Faber, B., et al. (2003). Glassy-winged sharpshooters (Holmolodisca coagulate) in avocado. 5th World Avocado Congress. Malaga, Spain,
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (2003). Insect and Mite Control. Avocado Grower Handbook.G. Bender. California Avocado Society.
  • Bender, G.; Faber, B. (2003). Irrigation. Avocado Grower Handbook.G. Bender. California Avocado Society.
  • Faber, B. (2003). "Litchi and longan production." Topics in Subtropics 1(1): 4-7.
  • Faber, B. (2003). "Planting avocado." Calavo Newsletter
  • Rosecrance, R.; Lovatt, C., et al. (2003). Seasonal patterns of nutrient uptake and partitioning as a function of crop load of the 'Hass' avocado and rate of fertilization. 11th FREP (Fertilizer Research and Education Programs) Conference, Tulare, CA,
  • Faber, B. (2003). "Soil physics." Calavo Newsletter
  • Faber, B. (2003). "Water requirements vary depending on different sides and altitudes of a hill." Topics in Subtropics 1(4): 1-2.
  • Oevering, P.; Payne, C., et al. (2002). A pilot study on glassy-winged sharpshooter in avocado. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL,
  • Bender, G.; Faber, B. (2002). Avocado pruning trials. Annual Avocado Research Symposium. Riverside, CA,
  • Marais, L.; Faber, B. (2002). "Avocado root rot." Avoresearch 2(1): 15-18.
  • Marais, L.; Bender, G., et al. (2002). "Avocado stem canker." Avoresearch 2(1): 15.
  • Marais, L.; Menge, J., et al. (2002). "Avocado stem canker or collar rot." Avoresearch 2(1): 9-10.
  • Oevering, P.; Hoddle, M., et al. (2002). Control agent for Scirtothrips perseae in an avocado orchard. Biological Control Conference. Davis, CA,
  • Faber, B.; Yee, W., 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. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 84: 95-109.
  • Faber, B.; Yee, W., 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, B.; Yee, W., 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 Congress Acarology. Merida, Mexico,
  • Faber, B.; Yee, W., et al. (2002). Effect of predaceous mite release timing on persea mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) populations in avocado orchards. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 84: 111-125.
  • Oevering, P.; Hoddle, M., et al. (2002). Evaluating releases of Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen as a biological control agent for Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara in an avocado orchard. CCBCIII,
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (2002). Further progress on avocado thrips biology and management. 2002 CAC Research Symposium,
  • Oevering, P.; Payne, P., et al. (2002). Glassy-winged sharpshooter in avocado. 2002 CAC Research Symposium,
  • Marais, L.; Menge, J., et al. (2002). "Phytophthora root rot." Avoresearch 2(1): 5-8.
  • Faber, B. (2002). "Predicting water requirements of crops." California Cherimoya News 14(4): 4-5.
  • Oevering, P.; Faber, B., et al. (2002). Progress on avocado thrips management. Biological Control Conference. Davis, CA,
  • Faber, B. (2002). "Pruning avocados." Calavo Newsletter
  • Oevering, P.; Morse, J., et al. (2002). "Results of 2001 avocado thrips field pesticide efficacy trials." Avoresearch 2(1): 1-5.
  • Faber, B. (2002). "Thoughts on agriculture in New Zealand." California Avocado Society Yearbook 83: 87-91.
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (2001). "A grower's guide to avocado thrips management 2001." Avoresearch 1(1): 1-5.
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (2001). "A new look at managing avocado thrips." California Grower 25(2): 16-18.
  • Faber, B. (2001). "An impression of New Zealand." Avoresearch 1(2): 7.
  • Faber, B. (2001). Avocado handbook. UCCE Ventura County.
  • Bender, G.; Faber, B. (2001). Avocado pruning studies. Annual Avocado Research Symposium. Riverside, CA,
  • Bender, G.; Faber, B. (2001). Avocado pruning trials. Avocado Research Symposium, Riverside, CA,
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  • Faber, B.; Vieth, R. (2001). "Coffee." from
  • Faber, B. (2001). "Earthworms and soil fertility." California Cherimoya News 14(4): 3-5.
  • Faber, B.; Sakovich, N. (2001). Getting avocados and citrus ready for winter. UCCE Santa Barbara News.
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  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (2001). "Managing thrips in avocado orchards." Citrograph 86(3): 6-7.
  • Faber, B.; Vieth, R. (2001). "Passion fruit." from
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J., et al. (2001). Phytophthora control with mulches. Gordon Conference. Ventura, CA,
  • Rosecrance, R.; Lovatt, C., et al. (2001). Seasonal patterns of nutrient uptake and partitioning as a function of crop load of the 'Hass' avocado and rate of fertilization. 9th FREP (Fertilizer Research and Education Programs Conference, Tulare, CA,
  • Faber, B.; Vieth, R. (2001). "Starfruit." from
  • Faber, B.; Oevering, P., et al. (2001). Timing and method of abamectin and spinosad applications to control avocado thrips. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA,
  • Crowley, D.; Smith, W., et al. (2001). "Trace metal nutrition of avocado." Avoresearch 1(3): 9-11.
  • Faber, B. (2001). "Use of nitrogen fertilizers." California Cherimoya Association News 14(2): 1-3.
  • Faber, B.; Vieth, R. (2001). "White sapote." from
  • Yee, W.; Phillips, P., 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. California Conference on Biological Control II,
  • Faber, B.; Boschan, B., et al. (2000). "Cherimoya nutrient study." California Cherimoya Association 13(2): 1-5.
  • Faber, B. (2000). "Choosing a windbreak." California Grower 24(7): 26-29.
  • Yee, W.; Phillips, P., et al. (2000). Control of avocado thrips using aerial applications of insecticides. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 83: 141-157.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J., et al. (2000). Phytophthora control with mulches. Nelson, New Zealand, ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Science).
  • Faber, B. (2000). "Phytophthora in New Zealand." California Grower 24(3): 27-28.
  • Yee, W.; Phillips, P., et al. (2000). Progress on the management of avocado thrips. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 83: 87-100.
  • Faber, B.; Rose, P. (2000). Stop runaway soil, use mulch. California International Waste Management Board. pub # 443-99-021
  • Gaskell, M.; Faber, B. (2000). The future of California fruit. Tree Fruit Magazine. 24: 6-8.
  • Faber, B. (1999). "1, 100, 1000." California Grower 23(1): 8.
  • Faber, B. (1999). "Adjusting to a smaller fruit load." California Grower 23(8): 26.
  • Phillips, P.; Faber, B., et al. (1999). Avocado fruit scarring caused by the avocado thrips, Scirtothrips persea. 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Phillips, P.; Faber, B., et al. (1999). Avocado fruit scarring caused by the avocado thrips, Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara. Revista Chappingo, Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Bender, G.; Faber, B. (1999). Avocado pruning trials. Avocado Research Symposium, Riverside, CA,
  • Phillips, P.; Faber, B., et al. (1999). Avocado thrips field biology, fruit damage and tentative economic threshold. Eugene, OR, Entomological Society of America.
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." Citrograph 84(8): 13-14.
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." California Grower 23(6): 22-24.
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." California Grower 23(6): 22-24.
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (1999). "Avocado thrips update." Citrograph 84(8): 13-14.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (1999). Avocado thrips: pesticide evaluations and phenology in the field. Avocado Research Symposium, Riverside, CA,
  • Menge, J.; Faber, B., 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.
  • McGiffen, M.; Faber, B., et al. (1999). Efficacy and economics of weed control in lemon production. 1999 California Weed Science Society, Anaheim, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1999). Erosion control using mulch or cover crops in lemon orchards. Cover Crop Workgroup Annual Meeting, Parlier, CA,
  • Mauk, P.; Faber, B., et al. (1999). Foliar and fruit diseases of avocado in California. Avocado Brainstorming ’99, UC Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, B.; Bender, G. (1999). Improving avocado productivity. Revista Chappingo, Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, B. (1999). "Improving pollination with bees." California Grower 23(10): 22-25.
  • Faber, B. (1999). Irrigation management of avocado. 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Morse, J.; Hoddle, M., et al. (1999). Making decisions on timing of treatments for avocado thrips control. CAC (California Avocado Commission) Newsletter.
  • Morse, J.; Hoddle, M., et al. (1999). Making decisions on timing treatments for avocado thrips control. California Avocado Commission Update. June 1999: 4.
  • Faber, B. (1999). Nutrition and integrated avocado management. 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, B. (1999). Pesticide evaluations on avocado thrips and persea mite. 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (1999). Pesticide evaluations on avocado thrips and persea mite. 4th World Avocado Congress. Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Faber, B. (1999). "Potential problems with gibberellic acid applications to citrus." Subtropical Fruit News 7(1): 3.
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (1999). Progress on the management of avocado thrips. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 82: 97-100.
  • Phillips, P.; Faber, B., et al. (1999). Seasonal development and field biology of the avocado thrips, Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara. Revista Chappingo, Procs 4th World Avocado Congress, Uruapan, Mexico,
  • Downer, A.; Menge, J., et al. (1999). The effect of yard trimmings as a mulch on growth of avocado and avocado root rot caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 83: 87-104.
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B. (1999). Weed control problems using greenwaste. 1999 California Weed Science Society, Anaheim, CA,
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B. (1999). Weed control problems using greenwaste. 51st Annual Weed Science Society of America, Anaheim, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1999). "Zinc and avocados." California Grower 23(3): 38.
  • Faber, B.; Phillips, P. (1998). Avocado thrips: pesticide evaluations and phenology in the field. Avocadp Research Symposium, Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1998). "Chemigation." California Cherimoya Association News 12(2): 3-6.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "Cherimoya nutrition studies." California Cherimoya Association News 12(1): 3.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "Fertigation." California Grower 22(11): 12.
  • Faber, B.; Sakovich, NJ. (1998). Foliar sprays for frost protection. 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Faber, B. (1998). "Get ready for winter." California Cherimoya Association News 11(4): 3-6.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "How do you know that stuff works?" California Grower 22(8): 14.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "How to evaluate new products." California Grower 22(8): 26-27.
  • Faber, B.; Arpaia, M., et al. (1998). Irrigation management of avocado. 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Faber, B.; Downer, AJ., et al. (1998). Mulch effects on avocado root rot. 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Hoddle, M.; Morse, J., et al. (1998). Progress on the management of avocado thrips. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 82: 87-100.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "Salt water quality and Ventura Agriculture." Association of Water Agencies News June 1998
  • Gaskell, M.; Cantwell, M., et al. (1998). Sweet onion varieties for coastal California. 1998 Vegetabke Crops Conference. University of California, Davis, CA,
  • Messenger, B.; Menge, J., et al. (1998). The effects of calcium on avocado growth and root health. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 81: 69-80.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "The soil auger." California Grower 22(1): 8.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "Thrips update." California Grower 22(5): 12.
  • Faber, B. (1998). "Treating thrips effectively." California Grower 22(3): 5.
  • Faber, B.; McGiffen, M., et al. (1998). Weed suppression effects of mulch on citrus. 1998 Weed Science Society of America, Santa Barbara, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Controlling the new avocado thrips." California Grower 21(3): 8.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "El Nino brings threat of fungus and disease." California Grower 21(10): 11.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Farm labor management." Subtropical Fruit News 5(1): 10.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Greenwaste, yardwaste, recycled organics, green source - Whatever you call it, who wants it?" Subtropical Fruit News 5(2): 15-16.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "How to read those lab reports." California Grower 21(10): 18.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Irrigating by the numbers." Subtropical Fruit News 5(1): 14.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Leaf drop complicates nutrient sampling." California Grower 21(6): 29.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Mineral clogging can compromise dripper performance." California Grower 21(8): 6.
  • Gaskell, M.; Faber, B. (1997). Raspberry and blueberry varieties for coastal California. Vision 2000 Conference. Pomonda, CA, California State University Pomona.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Faber, B., et al. (1997). Scirtothrips Project Update. CAC (California Avocado Commission) Newsletter.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Soil pH." Subtropical Fruit News 5(2): 10-11.
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Wet weather brings benefits, problems." California Grower 21(2): 20.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, A. (1997). Yardwaste mulches in avocado and citrus orchards. 78th Annual Meeting Pacific Division., AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Oregon State,
  • Faber, B. (1997). "Zinc fertilization of avocado." Subtropical Fruit News 5(1): 6-7.
  • Faber, B. (1996). "Early intervention keeps root rot at bay." California Grower 20(5): 24.
  • Faber, B. (1996). Irrigation management of avocado in a California coastal environment. Avocado Research Symposium. Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1996). "Meeting winter water needs." California Grower 20(2): 8.
  • Faber, B. (1996). "New bugs, old bugs." California Grower 20(10): 22.
  • Faber, B. (1996). "Nursing fire-damaged trees." California Grower 20(6): 20.
  • Phillips, P.; Faber, B. (1996). Persea mite spray trial. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 79: 197-200.
  • Witney, G.; Faber, B., et al. (1996). "Physiological studies of cherimoya fruit under three management regimes." Subtropical Fruit News 4(1): 3-5.
  • Faber, B. (1996). "Tracking fruit yield and drop." California Grower 20(11): 11.
  • Downer, J.; Faber, B. (1995). Determining the usefulness of Eucalyptus mulches in landscape plantings. 1993-1994 Research Report of the Elvinia M. Slosson Endowment. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Eucalyptus snout beetle." Subtropical Fruit News 3(1): 11.
  • Faber, B.; Sakovich, N. (1995). Foliar sprays for frost protection. 3rd World Avocado Congress - 1995, Haifa, Israel,
  • Faber, B. (1995). Frost Protection. California Macadamia Society Yearbook. 29: 86-89.
  • Faber, B.; Arpaia, L., et al. (1995). Irrigation management of avocado. 3rd World Avocado Congress, Tel Aviv, Israel,
  • Faber, B.; Yates, M., et al. (1995). Irrigation management of avocado. California Avocado Research Symposium, Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, B.; Yates, M., et al. (1995). Irrigation Management of Avocados. California Avocado Research Symposium. Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, B.; Yates, M., et al. (1995). Irrigation management of avocados. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 78: 143-146.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Israeli growers share new cultural methods." California Grower 19(12): 16-17.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "June in the avocados." California Grower 19(6): 15-16.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Managing cold in the avocado orchard." California Grower 19(1): 25-27.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "May initiates irrigation practices." California Grower 19(5): 8-10.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Organic matter in soil aids structure, nutrient exchange and fertility." Subtropical Fruit News 3(1): 8-9.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Persea research progress." California Grower 19(10): 13-15.
  • Witney, G.; Faber, B., et al. (1995). Physiological studies of cherimoya fruit under three management regimes. California Cherimoya Association News. 8: 3-4.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "The latest avocado research results." Subtropical Fruit News 3(3): 9.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Trunk canker causing increased damage." California Grower 19(2): 38-39.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Update on Avocado Research." Citrograph 80(9): 16.
  • Faber, B.; Ohr, H. (1995). "What causes that white stuff on avocado branches?" California Grower 19(3): 20.
  • Faber, B. (1995). "Will irrigation control root rot?" California Grower 19(7): 8-9.
  • Crowley, D.; Smith, W., et al. (1995). Zinc fertilization of avocado trees. California Avocado Research Symposium. Riverside, CA,
  • Crowley, D.; Smith, W., et al. (1995). Zinc nutrition of avocado. California Avocado Society Yearbook. 78: 155-166.
  • Crowley, D.; Smith, W., et al. (1995). Zinc nutrition of avocado. 1995 California Plant & Soil Conference. San Luis Obispo,
  • Faber, B. (1994). "April in the avocados." California Grower 18(4): 18-19.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "April is transition time." California Grower 18(4): 11-12.
  • Ohr, H.; Faber, B., et al. (1994). "Avocado Diseases." California Avocado Society Circulation No. CAS-94-1
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Calendar of operations for avocado growers." California Grower 18(4): 15.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Cross pollination counts in poor crop years." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 6.
  • Witney, G.; Bender, G., et al. (1994). Extending Practical Information To California Citrus and Avocado Growers. 1994 Citrus Research Advisory Committee.
  • McGiffen, M.; Faber, B., et al. (1994). Field tests of methanol as a crop yield enhancer. 1994 Western Plant Growth Regulator Symposium.
  • McGiffen, M.; Manthey, J., et al. (1994). "Field tests of methanol as a crop yield enhancer." HortScience 29: 459.
  • Faber, B.; Sakovich, N. (1994). "Frost protection: Saint Nick is on his way." Subtropical Fruit News 2(2): 1-2.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Irrigation is crucial." California Grower 18(6): 12-13.
  • Ingles, C.; Faber, B. (1994). "Managing nitrogen to protect groundwater quality." Citrograph Retrieved 11, 79,
  • Faber, B.; Bianchi, M. (1994). "On-farm research." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 5-6.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Persea Mite." Subtropical Fruit News 2(2): 7.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Persea mite update." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 6.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Planning September jobs in the avocado orchard." California Grower 18(9): 17-18.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Planning September jobs in the avocado orchard." California Grower 8(9): 17-18.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Planting trees." California Grower 18(2): 20-21.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Planting trees." California Grower 18(2): 20-23.
  • Faber, B.; Downer, J., et al. (1994). Portable soil moisture meters. American Nurseryman.: 93-94.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Preparation reaps benefits." California Grower 18(11): 12-13.
  • Downer, J.; Faber, B. (1994). "Soil amendments: Creating a healthy root zone." Arbor Age 14(8): 8-10.
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Soil water movement." Fine Gardening 37: 14-16.
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B. (1994). "The effect of Eucalyptus mulches on germination of annual and perennial weed species." HortScience 29: 555.
  • Crowley, D.; Manthey, J., et al. (1994). Trace metal nutrition of avocado. 1994 California Avocado Research Sym. Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1994). "Understanding soil pH." Subtropical Fruit News 2(3): 3-4.
  • Crowley, D.; Smith, W., et al. (1994). Zinc nutrition of avocado. 1994 California Plant and Soil Conference,
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Avocado doldrums." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 7.
  • Downer, J.; Pittenger, D., et al. (1993). Biosolids increase yield and color of perennial ryegrass when added to yardwaste composts. Ornamental Horticulture Control Conference, Riverside, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Bracing for the persea mite." Subtropical Fruit News 1(1): 7.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Chemigation." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 1-2.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Clogging of low-flow irrigation systems." California Grower 17(7): 19-20.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Economics of mulching." California Grower 17(12): 20-21.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Eucalyptus as a potential mulch." Subtropical Fruit News 1(3): 7.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Fertilization and irrigation practices to reduce nitrate contamination." Subtropical Fruit News 1(1): 2-3.
  • Faber, B.; Sakovich, N. (1993). "Frost protection: Saint Nick is on his way." Yearbook California Macadamia Society 39: 86-89.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Getting adequate nutrition." California Grower 17(10): 18-24.
  • Downer, J.; Faber, B., et al. (1993). Green waste compost for landscaping - a demonstration project. 1993 California Plant and Soil Conference, Sacramento, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1993). Landscape after a fire.
  • Faber, B. (1993). Methods of determining citrus water needs. Citrus Shortcourse, Bakersfield, CA,
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Persea mite update for Ventura." The Broadcaster 55: 7.
  • Faber, B. (1993). Preventing the spread of Persea Mite.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Saline waters - a growing problem." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 6-7.
  • Downer, A.J.; Pittenger, D., et al. (1993). "Sewage sludge increases yield and color of perennial ryegrass when added to yardwaste composts." HortScience 28: 541.
  • Faber, B. (1993). "Update on the persea mite." Subtropical Fruit News 1(2): 7.
  • Faber, B. (1993). Water budget scheduling. Microirrigation Workshop, Santa Maria, CA,
  • Snyder, R.; Faber, B., 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. CaliforniaDepartment of Water Resources Drought Tips. Tips #92-07
  • Downer, A.; Faber, B., et al. (1992). "Composted and fresh eucalyptus chip mulches promote early establishment of California sycamore." HortScience 27: 686.
  • Snyder, R.; Faber, B. (1992). Crop coefficients for field, vegetable and strawberry crops: south coast, inland valleys and coastal valleys and plains. California Department Water Resources Drought Tips. Tips #92-48
  • Newman, J.; Leith, H., et al. (1992). "Effects of an irrigation system controlled by soil moisture tension in reducing water usage and run-off in poinsettia production." HortScience 27: 151.
  • Faber, B. (1992). "ET stations." California Grower 16(10): 33-34.
  • Faber, B. (1992). "Et to you." The Avocado Quarterly 21: 6.
  • Shaw, A.; Downer, J., 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, B. (1992). "Orchard "slenderizing"." California Avocado Society Yearbook 76: 57-62.
  • Faber, B. (1992). "Round and round with chlorpyrifos and glyphosate registration." California Cherimoya Association News 5(1): 7.
  • Faber, B. (1992). "Saline waters: a growing problem." California Cherimoya Association News 4(3): 4-5.
  • Faber, B. (1992). "Salinity: a growing problem in our orchard soils." California-Arizona Farm Press 13(10): 24-25.
  • Bender, G.; Faber, B., et al. (1992). "Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Avocados in the Southern Coast Region - 1992." California Avocado Society Circulatin No. CAS-92-1
  • Newman, J.; Leith, H., 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.
  • Faber, B.; Sakovich, N. (1991). "Get ready for winter." California Grower 15(12): 12-14.
  • Faber, B. (1991). Orchard slenderizing. California Avocado Society Yearbook 1991. 75: 57-62.
  • Faber, B. (1990). "Avocado in a drought." The Broadcaster 43: 3.
  • Faber, B. (1989). A method of determining hyphal water transport of VA mycorrhizal plants. 1989 Annual Meeting American Society of Agronomy.: 181.
  • Snyder, R.; Shaw, D., 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, B. (1987). A method of determining VA hyphal water transport in cowpea. Mycorrhizae in the next decade. In: Proceedings of the 7th North American Conference on Mycorrhizae.D. Sylvia, L. Huang and J. Graham. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.: 194.
  • Snyder, R.; Faber, B. (1985). Adoption of water budget irrigation scheduling in California. 17th Conference Agriculture and Forest Meteorololgy and 7th Conference Biometeology and Aerobiology, Boston, MA, American Meteorological Society.
  • Faber, B.; Snyder, R. (1984). The adoption potential of water budget scheduling in California irrigation. 1984 Annual Meeting American Society of Agronomy.: 26.
  • Faber, B. Topics in Subtropics.

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