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2020, Vol 18, Fall
TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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• In memoriam: George Goodall
• Promoting best practices for safe,
economical and environmentally sound
pesticide application with minimum
environmental risks
• South American Pal Weevil: Update
• Lemon Establishment and Production
Costs and Profitability Analysis in
Ventura County, 2020
• Brief update on ACP/HLB in California
with emphasis on the San Joaquin
Valle

 
2020, Vol 18, Summer TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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  • Proactive Management of the Avocado Seed
    Weevil, Heilipus lauri (Coleoptera:
    Curculionidae)
  • False Chinch Bug in New Avocado Plantings
  • Removing Avocado Suckers with Glyphosate
  • Snapshot: The Mexican Date Industry
  • UC Ag Experts Talk

 

2020, Vol 22, Winter TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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• Rattlesnakes in California
Orchards: Growers Beware -
Sonia Rios and Roger A. Baldwin
• What’s All The Fuss Over Spotted
Lantern Fly? -
Mark Hoddle
• Frost Freeze Recovery from
February 2020
Sonia Rios and Ben Faber
• Covid Virus Resources
• New Guidelines for Laurel Wilt
Disease

 

2019, Vol 21, Fall TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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  • Leveraging the Genomic Landscape of
    Avocado for Breeding Purposes (Vanessa
    Ashworth and Philippe Rolshausen)
  • Fresh Market Raspberry in California
    (Natalie Solares and Alexander Putman)
  • Weed Management in Citrus Orchards
    (Travis Bean)

 

2019, Vol 20, Summer TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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  • A “boring” problem that’s generating a
    big interest in southern California (Deena
    Husein)
  • How ants can be “good” in ag
    production systems (Madison Sankovitz)
  • Is Eucalyptus a Safe Material for
    Mulching Trees? (Ben Faber & James
    Downer)
  • Botryosphaeria Gummosis and Dieback
    of Citrus (Dee Vega)
  • The online Lucid Key, Thrips of California,
    has been updated (Mark Hoddle)

 

2019, Vol 19 Spring TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: PDF
 
  • Introducing Your New Information Source for CDFA grants, Kern and Ventura Counties
  • Spotlight on SWEEP in Citrus
  • Low Pressure Guide to Low-Flow Irrigation Scheduling
  • The So-Called “Leaf Fleck” Virus Diseases of Citrus
  • Replanting Trees in Mature Citrus Groves
  • What about Planting Lemons in Kern County?
 
2019, Vol 18, Winter TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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  • Distinguishing Between Symptoms of
Drought And Root Rot in Avocado
• Avocado Trunk Cankers
• Viruses Are Our Friends – and Maybe for
Citrus Too
• Ground Squirrel and Other Vertebrate
Control
• Meet our new Citrus Specialist at UC
Riverside/Lindcove
• Meet our new Extension Tree Crops Spray
Application Engineer
• UC Ag Experts Talk

 

2018, Vol.17, Fall TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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• California Citrus Network: an online
forum to facilitate communication and
information exchange regarding California
citrus
• High Density Planting for Avocado
Production: A Chilean Perspective
• Avocado Brainstorming 2018
• Meet our new subtropical crops specialist
at UC Riverside
 

2018 Vol.17, Spring

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: PDF

 

A Taste of Coffee

Colletotrichum Shoot Dieback: A New Disease of Citrus in California

Successfully Irrigating Potted Trees

An Update on Huanglongbing disease of citrus in California

 

2018  Vol.17, Summer 

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: PDF
 

Native Pollinators of California Avocado as Affected by Introduced Pollinator Gardens

Which Way World Avocados?

Evaluating Cost Effectiveness of High Density Planting of Avocados: Experiment of Water and Pruning

Herbicide injury in avocados

 
2018, Vol.16, Winter TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: PDF
 

South American Palm Weevil is a Threat to Coachella Valley Dates and Ornamental Palm Grower

A Template for Estimating Value of Tree Loss

After the Fire and Before the Rain, What to do.

 

2017, Vol.15, Fall

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Ah, Rats!?

So You Want To Install Soil Moisture Meters?

Notes on Applying Gibberellic Acid (GA) to Navels in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of California?

Fall Leaf Tissue Sampling?

FREE! Citrus: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines

 
2017, Vol.15, No.1  TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:  PDF
 

A Blast from the Past, An Old Spacing Trial Revisited

Shoot and Twig Dieback

New Crops aka SpecialtyCrops aka Alternative Crops

Referendum Comments

 
2017, Vol.14, No.5

 TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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Why has California red scale been so difficult to control?

Navel Orange Nitrogen Fertilization

Recent Advances in Understanding the History of Olive Domestication

Upcoming UC Olive Center Events

 

 
2016, Vol.14, No.4   TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:  PDF

 

Real-Time Sensor for Early Detection of Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB)

The 2016 International Citrus Conference

UC Riverside Scientists Evaluate Trunk Injections of Pesticides for The Management of Ambrosia Beetles in California Avocados

An Overview of Mango

Water Based Latex Paint as a Means to Track Ambrosia Beetle Activity on Infested Trees

 
2016, Vol.14, No.2  

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  “We Shall Defend our Citrus, We Shall Fight in Backyards and Community Gardens, We Shall Fight in Organic and Conventional Citrus Orchards; We Shall Never Surrender.”

Organic Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid is Challenging

Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) and National Clean Plant Network (NCPN): A Model System for Management of Citrus Diseases

Discouraging citrus varieties smuggling by offering easy access to pathogen-tested budwood

 
2016, Vol.14, No.1  

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

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  Avocado Cultivars

Botanical Races and Genetic Footprints

Drought Induced Problems in Our Orchards

 
2015, Vol.13, No.4  TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:  PDF
  Blossom End Rot of Citrus

Using Organic Herbicides in Production Fields and Non-Crop Areas

Pocket Gopher and Ground Squirrel Control: Management Options for Citrus and Avocado Grove

 
2015, Vol.13,  No. 3  INTRODUCTION AND NEW RESEARCH:  PDF
   Predicting Water Demand Along the Coast Versus in the Valley ?  
   Avocado Farm Families Still Healing, More Than a Decade Later: What Lessons Have We Learned About Fire Readiness and Prevention?  
   Olive oil chemistry – Let’s talk about quality  
   Announcements:  
   Breakfast IPM Meeting: Citrus IPM and Chlorpyrifos Regulatory Update  
   Macadamia Association Annual Field Day  
     
2015, Vol.13,  No. 2 INTRODUCTION AND NEW RESEARCH  PDF
  Did a Newly Introduced Fukumoto Navel Budline from Spain Perform Better than the California Budline in the San Joaquin Valley?  
  What values should olive growers use for estimating crop nitrogen removal at harvest?   
   UPCOMING COURSES:  
   UC Davis Olive Center: UC Master Milling Certificate Course   
   Polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) update for avocado growers  
   Weed Management in Citrus  
     
2015, Vol.13, No. 1  TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:  PDF
   Polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) update for avocado growers  
   Weed Management in Citrus  
   UC Davis Olive Center: Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Courses  
   Water Terminology  
  Olive Quick Decline in Italy is associated with unique strain of Xylella fastidiosa  
2014,  Vol. 12, No. 3  TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:  

 

The Clegg Collection: A Valuable Resource

Impacts of the recent drought conditions on Central Coast avocado production, and potential impacts of continued drought conditions

Zinc and Phosphorus

Recent findings on polyphagous shot hole borer/Fusarium dieback on avocado

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2014,  Vol. 12, No.2

 TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:  PDF
   Vole Damage to Citrus   
  Time to Go Fishing!   
  "Meyer" Lemon and C-35 Citrange Rootstock  
  Are Hops a Serious Option for a Crop in San Diego County?   
     
2014,  Vol. 12, No.1  The Spanish Avocado Industry   PDF
  Strategizing for Water Cutbacks - Avocado and Citrus   
  California Agricultural Production Statistics   
  Maintaining the Citrus Orchard with a Reduced Irrigation Allotment   
  The 2014 Drought in California   
     
2013,  Vol. 11, No. 4 Rehabilitating Frost Damaged Citrus and Avocado  PDF
  Advances in Mitigation of Alternate bearing of Olive: Vegetative Growth Response to Plant Growth Regulators  
  Fertigation – Measuring Uniformity  
  Olive Fly Update  
     
2013,  Vol. 11, No. 3 A Caution on Free “Compost/Mulch”  PDF
  Oriental Fruit Fly Affects Green Waste Movement in Southern California  
  Olive Tree Phenology  
  Training and Pruning of Cherimoya  
  High Density Avocado Installation: Use a quick cost study to make a decision  
  Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions from Pesticides  
     
2013,  Vol. 11, No. 2 Cultural Practices to Reduce Pest and Disease in Avocado and Citrus  PDF
  Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer in California  
  Electronic “sniffer” for Detecting HLB  
  Important Information Sources Related to Fire Management and Protection  
  Bee kill in Oregon – A reminder of pesticide use  
     
2013,  Vol. 11, No. 1 Costs of Orchard Establishment and Production Summary for Avocados in California  PDF
  Huanglongbing Conference, Florida  
  Going Out of Business in the Citrus Business – Doing it the Right Way  
  The Avocado: Botany, Production and Uses, 2nd Edition  
  Winter Irrigation Update from Israel on the Polyphagous  
  Shot Hole Borer and Fusarium symbiont  

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