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    Avocado Irrigation Workshop

    September 3 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Event Details

    Avocado is primarily grown in Southern and Central California. These regions face uncertain water supplies, mandatory reductions of water use, and the rising cost of water, while efficient use of irrigation water is one of the highest conservation priorities. This training workshop aims to focus on water management related issues in avocados including crop water use, the other uses of water in avocado orchards, salinity management, soil moisture sensors, pathogen and salinity resistant avocado rootstocks, and Mission RCD WETA and Ag irrigation efficiency programs.


    Download a PDF of the Detailed Agenda Here.

    Topics Discussed 

    Crop Water Use of Avocado Orchards

    Dr. Ali Montazar, UCCE Irrigation and Water Management Advisor, San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside Counties


    The Other Uses of Water in Avocado Orchards

    Dr. Ben Faber, UCCE Subtropical Crops Advisor, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties


    Salinity Management in Avocado Orchards

    Khaled Bali, UCCE Irrigation Water Management Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center


    Soil Moisture Monitoring in Avocado Groves

    Gary Bender, UCCE Emeritus Subtropical Horticulture Advisor, San Diego County


    Development and Evaluation of Pathogen and Salinity Resistant Avocado Rootstocks

    Patricia Manosalva, Director of the Avocado Rootstock Breeding Program, University

    of California, Riverside


    Mission RCD WETA and Ag Irrigation Efficiency Programs

    Jameson Meyst and Mia Lorence, Mission Resource Conservation District


    Pending Continuing Education Units 

    Certified Crop Advisor – 2.45 hours

    VCAILG – 2 hours


    Pre-registration requested 



    For more information about the workshop, please contact Ali Montazar,


    September 3
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    UC Agriculture & Natural Resources


    San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 S Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
    420 South Broadway Escondido, CA United States + Google Map