California Avocado Society and University of California, Riverside


  1. Enhancement of Avocado Productivity I. Plant Improvement - Selection and Evaluation of Improved Varieties and Rootstocks
    Project Leader: Mary Lu Arpaia

  2. Enhancement of Avocado Productivity II. Tree Phenology, Carbohydrate Cycling and Canopy Management
    Project Leader: Mary Lu Arpaia

  3. Development of Molecular Markers, Microsatellite
    Project Leader: Michael T. Clegg

  4. Detection of Avocado Sunblotch Viroid by PCR
    Project Leader: J. Allan Dodds

  5. Biological Control of Persea Mite with Predatory Mites
    Project Leaders: Mark S. Hoddle, Orlando Aponte, and John Heraty

  6. Avocado Thrips (Scirtothrips perseae Nakahara [Thysanoptera Thripidae]) Biology and Management: Overview of Subprojects
    Project Leader: Mark Hoddle

  7. Subproject 1: Laboratory Studies on Biology, Field Phenology, and Foreign Exploration
    Subproject Leader: Mark S. Hoddle

  8. Subproject 2: Pesticide Evaluations and Phenology in the Field
    Subproject Leaders: Ben Faber and Phil Phillips

  9. Subproject 3: Pesticide Screening, Sabadilla Resistance, Goetheana incerta Studies
    Subproject Leader: Joseph G. Morse

  10. Avocado Rootstock Development by Somatic Hybridization and Genetic Engineering
    Project Leader: Richard E. Litz

  11. Improving Fruit Set and Yield of the 'Hass' Avocado with Potassium Phosphite or Potassium Phosphate Applied During Bloom
    Project Leader: Carol J. Lovatt

  12. Nitrogen Fertilization Strategies to Increase Yield of the 'Hass' Avocado
    Project Leader: Carol J. Lovatt

  13. Use of GA3 to Reduce Alternate Bearing and Increase Annual Yield, Fruit Size and Quality
    Project Leader: Carol J. Lovatt

  14. Biocontrol of Phytophthora Root Rot of Avocado with Mulch and Biocontrol Agents
    Project Leader: John A. Menge

  15. Screening and Evaluation of New Rootstocks with Resistance Phytophthora cinnamomi
    Project Leader: John A. Menge