Upcoming Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day
On July 13, the California Avocado Commission will host a California avocado grower Field Day. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula, CA, 93060. Please note that the seminar has been moved to 9:00 a.m. due to anticipated warm summer weather.
The seminar will cover the following topics:
- Dr. Jaime Whiteford, District Scientist with the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (RCD), will discuss irrigation management and the RCD’s irrigation improvement cost-share programs. He will also discuss the risks associated with the use of mulch as related to the spread of shot hole borers, and help growers understand how to continue to use mulch safely.
- Dr. Akif Eskalen, Plant Pathology Specialist UC Riverside, will update growers on the current shot hole borer situation in Ventura County, and discuss the results of recent grove surveys conducted by his team.
- Growers will also have the opportunity to see early progress on the Commission's grove rehabilitation and irrigation automation projects that were initiated in spring of 2017.