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Added June 26, 2017
There is money out there to help with irrigation improvements. Along with USDA funding through The Natural Resources Conservation Service and many local Resource Conservation Districts, there are often funds from the state. In Ventura County...
Added June 22, 2017
Pollinator Week, June 19–25, 2017: Bee Knowledgeable!UC Statewide IPM Program Remember, the plant that contributes the pollen is the pollenizer (sometimes pollinzer or polleniser) and the animal that moves the pollen is the pollinator...
Added June 21, 2017
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Added June 20, 2017
The latest edition of Topics in Subtropics newsletter is out, Elizabeth Fichtner as editor. Read on. TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: Why has California red scale been so difficult to control? Navel Orange Nitrogen...
Added June 15, 2017
A tensiometer is one of the most wonderful devices for figuring out when to water plants. It works equally well in orchard and garden situations. It follows the soil moisture content as it is depleted by the plant and will tell you when it is...
Added June 14, 2017
Hats Off. The Orange County Master Gardeners have lived up to their name with their website information on citrus. It's a truly impressive information site for not only homeowners, but also...
Avocado Production in California Books
Book 1: Background Information
In Book 1, Gary S. Bender, Farm Advisor, takes you through the history of the avocado industry in California and teaches you about grove development.
Book 2: Cultural Care
Book 2 focuses on cultural care and includes articles on irrigation, fertilization, disease and insect control, vertebrate pest management, pruning and frost management. The author for most of the articles is Gary S. Bender, Farm Advisor for Subtropical Horticulture in San Diego County.