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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

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

The Confluence - A New Blog on Water Management from UC Ag and Natural Resources


Water woes are probably not  going to go away, so readup on how to best manage water at this new blog.

Blog of the California Institute for Water Resources | Univ of California | Ag & Natural Resources


Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:09 AM
Tags: avocado (279), citrus (323), irrigation (78), management (4), water (49)

What to do in a Drought

Some ways to deal with drought

avocado irrigation
avocado irrigation

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:49 PM
Tags: agriculture (13), drought (41), homeowners (3), irrigation (78), management (4), water (49)

The Best Free Text on Avocado Production

Gary Bender has made his manual on avocado production available on his website.  And it's free.  Take a look at it to see if you might be missing something in your orchard:

avocado fruits
avocado fruits

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:19 AM
Tags: avocado (279), disease (57), fertilizing (1), frost (19), history (1), insects (8), irrigating (1), management (4), mites (5), pests (25), production (9), pruning (15)
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