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Numerous resources are available to California avocado growers in order to assist them in developing and implementing cultural management practices that help them consistently produce high quality avocado harvests. For additional tools and resources that can assist in enhancing California avocado production and addressing industry issues visit any of the sites listed below.

The California Avocado Commission and its commissioners, members, officers, employees and agents have no control over, and no liability for, any third party Web sites or materials. The California Avocado Commission makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites, nor does it assume responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites. Free, virtual library of avocado knowledge. This web site is funded and managed by the Hofshi Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the dissemination of avocado knowledge around the globe.

California Avocado Society. The mission of the California Avocado Society (CAS) is to promote efficiency of production and orderly marketing toward assuring long term profitability for the business of avocado growing.  CAS conducts grower seminars and provides a number of tools, including the grower handbook, to aide California growers in improving their production practices.  

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Farm Advisors. UCCE Farm Advisors extend useful, technical, and economic research-based information to producers in their assigned county or counties. They provide local subject matter leadership and expertise in assigned areas to determine and evaluate clientele problems.

Industry Affairs

UC Agricultural Issues Center

UC Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Guidelines for Avocados

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)

USDA National Agricultural Library Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Center for Invasive Species

Grower-Shipper Association of Central California

Organic Trade Association

Produce Marketing Association

Produce Traceability Initiative

United Fresh Produce Association

Agribusiness Publications

Ag Alert

The Packer Newspaper

The Produce News

Western Farm Press

California County Farm Bureaus



San Diego

San Luis Obispo

Santa Barbara


Avocado Associations

Avocados Australia

Chilean Avocado Importers Association

Hass Avocado Board

Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association

New Zealand Avocado Growers' Association & Industry Council Ltd.

ProHass - Peru Hass Avocado Growers Association

South African Avocado Growers' Association