Avocado Production in California Books
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 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.
The Topics in Subtropics Newsletter provides news from the Subtropical Tree Crop Farm Advisors in California and is aimed at keeping the general public (both homeowners and ag growers) informed of new pest species, best management practices for tree crop operations and a multitude of other useful tools for the industry.
Vegetables and Strawberries
Vegetable Research and Information Center (VRIC)
Floriculture, Nursery Crops and Pest Management
Using Petunia Indicator Plants to Monitor Tospoviruses in Ornamentals
- San Diego County Small Farms Website
- Ag Directory & Guidelines for Agricultural Enterprises
- Online Agricultural Resources Website (OAR)
- Small Farms Center
- Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit) Research and Production in California
If you are a commercial entity, you can contact Nyles G. Peterson, Area Farm Advisor, for questions about dairy management, waste management, milk quality, milking management, and dairy goats.
Phone (909) 387-3318
Fax (909) 387-3306