University of California

Avocado Production New Growers Course

Date: September 27, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Sponsor: UCCE San Diego

Location: San Diego County Farm Bureau

Event Details

2018 Avocado Production for New Growers Course at the San Diego County Farm Bureau


420 S. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

New California avocado growers, or those interested in learning more about avocado production best practices, are encouraged to register for a new course entitled, “Avocado Production for New Growers.” Dr. Gary Bender, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Farm Advisor Emeritus and Sonia Rios, UCCE Farm Advisor will teach the course. The course consists of six, two hour, weekly classes and a field trip to the UCCE High Density Trial Grove and a commercial avocado grove located in Valley Center, CA.

The fee for the course is $150.00 per person, and includes the Avocado Production in California (books 1 and 2), and the ANR Publication Propagating Avocados.


First Class is Thursday August 23rd.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration Fee is $150.00
Space is limited.
Classes are from 2pm-4pm:
Topics to be covered and Class Dates.  
  • 8/23/18 Introduction to Agriculture in San Diego County, History of Avocado Production in CA
  • 8/30/18 Botany, Flowering, Varieties, Harvest Dates, Rootstocks
  • 9/6/18 Irrigation Systems, Irrigation Scheduling, Salinity Management
  • 9/13/18 Fertilization, Organic Production, Economics
  • 9/20/18 Insect and Mite Control, Disease Control, and Weed Management
  • 9/27/18 Canopy Management, Tree Spacing, Frost Management
TBA Saturday Field Trip

For more information contact UCCE San Diego Office 858-822-7711


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