In Book 1, Gary S. Bender, Farm Advisor, takes you through the history of the avocado industry in California and teaches you about grove development.
Topics in Subtropics Blog
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At a recent conference on Postharvest Technology Advances, Cristina Davis from the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering presented information on the development of a device that can smell out trees infected with Huanglongbing...
Avocado Production in California
Book 2 focuses on cultural care and includes articles on irrigation, fertilization, disease and insect control, vertebrate pest management, pruning and frost management. The author for most of the articles is Gary S. Bender, Farm Advisor for Subtropical Horticulture in San Diego County.
The Topics in Subtropics Newsletter provides news from the Subtropical Tree Crop Farm Advisors in California and is aimed at keeping the general public (both homeowners and ag growers) informed of new pest species, best management practices for tree crop operations and a multitude of other useful tools for the industry.
For more avocado information, visit Gary's avocado page. To read our featured article, click this title Mysteries of Mandarins: Sex, Seedlessness, and New Varieties.
Vegetables and Strawberries
Here is a recommended link for this topic:
Vegetable Research and Information Center (VRIC)
Floriculture, Nursery Crops and Pest Management
To read "Using Petunia Indicator Plants to Monitor Tospoviruses in Ornamentals", click the link below:
Using Petunia Indicator Plants
Small Farms Program
Here is a publication and recommended link:
Ag Directory & Guidelines for Agricultural Enterprises
Small Farm Center
Pitahaya in California (download info)
If you are a commercial entity, you can contact Nyles G. Peterson, Area Farm Advisor, for questions about dairy management, waste management, milk quality, milking management, and dairy goats.
Phone (909) 387-3318
Fax (909) 387-3306