January 18, 2014

Apply for “AVOCADO PRODUCTION FOR NEW GROWERS”   a  6-Week Course   

Attention new and beginning California avocado growers,
Dr. Gary Bender, Ph.D., is offering a new six-week course entitled “Avocado Production for New Growers.” The course will be held on Thursday afternoons and conclude with a Saturday trip to the UC Cooperative Extension high-density trial and commercial grove.
The course is sponsored by UC ANR and UCCE-San Diego and supported by the California Avocado Commission.
The course schedule is as follows:
  • January 30  — Introduction to Agriculture in San Diego County, History of Avocado Production in California
  • February 6 — Botany, Flowering, Varieties, Harvest Dates, Rootstocks
  • February 14 (Friday) — Irrigation Systems, Irrigation Scheduling, Salinity Management
  • February 20 — Fertilization, Organic Production
  • February 27 — Insect and Mite Control, Disease Control
  • March 6 — Canopy Management, Tree Spacing, Frost Management
  • March 13 — Ag Waiver Water School Training
  • March 15 (Saturday) — Field trip to UC Cooperative Extension high-density trial and commercial grove
Because space is limited, register online early or mail in the registration form. The fee is $105 and includes class materials and a bonus publication. For more information, contact Cristina Lomeli at 760.752.4724.

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