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Avocado in Southern California - 1911

In 1911, the avocado was a relatively new crop in Southern California and the great USDA plant explorer Wilson Popenoe (pronounced POP e Noe according to Jack Shepherd), describes avocado culture and its problems

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137628#page/31/mode/thumb

This is from the first volume ever of the Pomona Journal of Economic Botany which also has a nice description of "wither tip" of citrus in Santa Paula.

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137628#page/5/mode/1up

 

Cover Avocado in Southern California - Wilson Popenoe
Cover Avocado in Southern California - Wilson Popenoe

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:47 AM
Tags: avocado (270), citrus (302), disease (55), horticulture (3), propagation (2)

What's Wrong with My Citrus?????????????

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 growers:

http://mgorange.ucanr.edu/Edible_Plants/?uid=108&ds=530

The “Citrus Problem Diagnosis Chart” is especially work perusing:

http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/files/datastore/530-15.pdf

Orange County logo
Orange County logo

citrus and mountains
citrus and mountains

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:22 PM
Tags: citrus (302), diagnosis (2), disease (55), grapefruit (27), horticulture (3), leafminer (1), lemon (93), mandarin (64), orange (66), pests (24), pruning (15), pummelo (3)

SIX-WEEK AVOCADO PRODUCTION COURSE BEGINS IN MAY

Dr. Gary Bender, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Farm Advisor Emeritus, is the lead instructor for a six-week course entitled “Avocado Production for New Growers.” Co-instructor, Sonia Rios, current subtropical Farm Advisor, Riverside/San Diego Counties will also be teaching in the course. The course is designed for new avocado growers, as well as those interested in learning more about avocado production best practices and meeting fellow growers.

The six-week course consists of six, two-hour sessions and will be held in Fallbrook, CA this year. The fee for the course is $105 and includes two avocado books, an IPM book and a post-harvest handbook. Final dates and the location will be announced soon. The always fills up, so please register A.S.A.P.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Agriculture in San Diego County, History of Avocado Production in California
  • Botany, Flowering, Varieties, Harvest Dates, Rootstocks 
  • Irrigation Systems, Irrigation Scheduling, Salinity Management
  • Fertilization, Organic Production
  • Weed, Insect and Mite Control, Disease Control
  • Ag Waiver Water School Training (Dr. Loretta Bates)
  • Canopy Management, Tree Spacing, Frost Management
  • Field trip to High Density Trial grove and a commercial grove

For more information, contact Erin Thompson at 858.822.7919 or enthompson@ucanr.edu.

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:53 AM
 
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