California Avocado Society and University of California, Riverside


  1. Avocado Postharvest Quality
    Project Leader: Mary Lu Arpaia

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

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

  4. Avocado Pruning Trials
    Project Leaders: Gary Bender and Ben Faber

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

  6. Salinity Tolerance in Avocado
    Project Leader: David E. Crowley

  7. Sensitive Detection and Characterization of Viroid, Virus, and Virus-like Agents of Avocado
    Project Leader: J. Allan Dodds

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

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

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

  11. Subproject 3: Pesticide Screening, Sabadilla Resistance, Goetheana and Lacewing Studies
    Subproject Leader: Joseph G. Morse

  12. Biological Control of Persea Mite, Oligonychus perseae Tuttle, Baker & Abatiello (Acari: Tetranychidae) and Investigationof Host Plant Resistance
    Project Leaders: Mark S. Hoddle and Veronique Kerguelen

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. Biological Control of Avocado Thrips (Scirtothrips perseae) with Entomopathogenic Fungi and Entomopathogenic Nematodes
    Project Leader: Kirk A. Smith

  20. Evaluation of Selected Israeli Rootstocks for Productivity and Dwarfness under Different Stress Conditions
    Project Leader: Miriam Zilberstaine