California Avocado Commission Production Research Committee
Our Mission: To provide California Avocado Growers a means to achieve optimum profitability, now and in the future, through focused research, global collaboration, and effective communication of results.




Neohydatothrips burungae Phenology & Survey
PRESENTATION: Proactive Research: Working South of the Border for the California Avocado Industry
Mark Hoddle, Tom Roberts, David Machlitt, Rick Shade, Frank Alegria, Nile Peterson, Scott Scarbrough, Gary Bender

Biology and Management of Avocado Lace Bug in California
Mark Hoddle, Joseph Morse, Richard Stouthamer, Eduardo Humeres, Frank Byrne, Nick Toscano, Serguei Triapitsyn, David Kellum, Ha Dong, Linda Feeley, Gary Bender, William Roltsch, Robert Dowell, Guy Witney

Evaluation of Systemic Chemicals for Avocado Thrips and Avocado Lace Bug Management
Joseph Morse, Frank Byrne, Nick Toscano, Robert Krieger, Mark Hoddle, Eduardo Humeres, Ben Drake, Joe Doccola, Russ Davis, Peter Wild, Mary Lu Arpaia

Management, and Resistance Monitoring of Avocado Thrips and Persea Mite
Joseph Morse, Alan Urena, Lindsay Robinson


Enhancement of Avocado Productivity. Plant Improvement - Selection and Evaluation of Improved Varieties and Rootstocks
PRESENTATION: Enhancement of Avocado Productivity. Plant improvement - selection and evaluation of improved varieties and rootstocks
Mary Lu Arpaia, Eric Focht

Assessing Genetics Using Microsatellite (SSR) Markers and QTLCLEGG-Discovery_Progress_Plans_09.pdf
Michael T. Clegg

Screening and Evaluation of New Rootstocks with Resistance to Phytophthora cinnamomi
PRESENTATION: Avocado Rootstock Breeding at UC Riverside
Greg W. Douhan, Brandon McKee, Elinor Pond, Mary Lu Arpaia, Gary Bender, Ben Faber


Salinity Chloride Interactions and their Influence on Avocado Yields
David Crowley, Mary Lu Arpaia

Developing Field Strategies to Correct Alternate Bearing
PRESENTATION: Fine Tuning Orchard Performance Using Properly Timed Fertilizer and PGR Applications (link to avocado.org)
PRESENTATION: 'Hass' Avocado Tree Phenology (link to avocado.org)
Carol J. Lovatt, Yusheng Zheng, Toan Khuong

Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) II - Strategies to Increase Fruit Size of 'Hass' Avocado
Carol J. Lovatt, Yusheng Zheng, Toan Khuong

Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Strategies to Increase Yield of 'Hass' Avocado
Carol J. Lovatt, Yusheng Zheng, Toan Khuong


Avocado Postharvest Quality
Mary Lu Arpaia, F. Negm, Robert L. Heath