The California Avocado Society Annual Meeting will include a field tour and annual meeting with presentations from industry experts, a grower panel and award presentations.
The Friday tour includes:
- Calavo Avocado Ripening Facility — Review avocado ripening technology and management
- Fruit Growers Laboratories — Examine leaf and soil analysis technologies
- Brokaw Orchard — Tour high density groves and discuss management changes over time
- Domingues Orchard — Review high density management and pruning practices
- BBQ and reception at Limoneira Ranch Headquarters
The speakers for the Saturday CAS Annual Meeting include:
- Scott Bucy, Vice-President, Fruit Growers Laboratories — Soil and Plant Analysis: Common and Not So Common Problems
- Dr. Raquel Folgado, Cryopreservation Researcher, The Huntington — Cryopreservation of Avocado Germplasm and New Technology Spin-offs for Propagation and Breeding
- Consuelo Fernandez, Director of International Cooperation, Brokaw Nursery — Gem Variety Management, and New Rootstocks
- Dr. Peggy Mauk, UCR Director of Ag Operations and CE Subtropical Specialist — Rootstock Trial Progress
- Brittany Collins, Owner and Chief Pilot, HawkEye Imaging — Remote Sensing Technology—Now and in the Future
- M. Cristina León, CAS Board Member — Highlights of the CAS tour to Michoacan
- Grower Panel — Shawn Martin, Organic Grower Carpinteria; Kevin Ball, Ag Land Services; Ed McFadden, Orchard Manager. Moderated by Susan Estrada, Newsline Editor.
The cost of the tour (October 20) is $25 for CAS members and $35 for non-members. The cost for the CAS Annual Meeting is $85 for members and $95 for non-members. Register for the CAS Field Tour and Annual Meeting online through the CAS website.