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CAC Field Day to Cover Grove Rehabilitation, Soil Moisture Sensors and High Density Planting

Posted: February 24, 2017

Growers are encouraged to attend the California Avocado Commission’s Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove Field Day that will be held on March 15 from 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. The Field Day will consist of three sessions.

  • Session 1 — Tour of the two-acre block of mature avocado trees that are being rehabilitated. We will discuss the four rehabilitation strategies being evaluated.
  • Session 2 — Soil moisture sensor system discussion. Topics will include a review of the new soil moisture sensor test plot being installed, a review of three different soil moisture systems and a comparison of automatic irrigation to traditional irrigation scheduling.
  • Session 3 — Tour of the high-density block and the nine different spacings within. We will discuss the different strategies for managing trees and the potential pros and cons of each.

Pine Tree Ranch is located at 19455 E. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula, CA, 93060.