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Virtual Avocado Field Day 2021

                                                                                                                                Image credit: New Times SLO 

                                       Zooming to Healthier Trees and Soils 

                                                                            April 14, 2021 


Presented in partnership with the California Avocado Society, Inc.,
California Avocado Commission, and UC Cooperative Extension
as part of the California Avocado Growers Seminar Series 
and the CDFA Healthy Soils Program

Recordings

For YouTube Playlist of Video Presentations CLICK HERE
 

Speakers

Pruning strategies for optimum yield and quality
Gabriel Filipe, Sr Director of CA Sourcing and Farming, Mission Produce
Blake Petrucci, Central Coast Regional Farm Manager, Mission Produce
PRUNING VIDEO

Scouting for pests and updates on biological pest control
David Headrick, Professor of Entomology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
SCOUTING VIDEO
Avocado Scouting Handout

Building berms for hillside orchards
Johnny Rosecrans, Sr Farm Technician, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
BERMING VIDEO

Trials of new rootstock varieties 
Lauren Garner, Professor of Horticulture, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
ROOTSTOCK VIDEO 

Cover crops and soil health
Charlotte Decock, Asst Professor of Soil Science, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
COVER CROP VIDEO
Cover Cropping Handout 


Moderators 

Ben Faber, Soils/Water/Subtropical Crops Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension 

Claire Balint, Interim Director, Cal Poly Center for Sustainability 

 

 

Special thanks to the Brock Center for Agricultural Communication 

 


For questions, please email cfs@calpoly.edu 
 

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