CAN CALIFORNIA AND ISRAEL AVOCADOS ENDURE RECLAIMED WATER?

Growing Avocados In Israel: What Can We Learn From The Israeli Experience?

International Guest Lecturer Miriam Silberstein, a researcher and extension advisor in Israel, is a pioneer in the avocado industry. She has conducted research with reclaimed water and studied the impact of saline water (200+ ppm chloride) on avocados. Silberstein has worked closely with Dr. Ben Ya'acov on rootstock selection for salt tolerance and other conditions affecting avocado tree growth.
Feb 04
On Tuesday, February 4th, (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) at Huntington Library and Gardens, Ahmanson Classroom, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, Silberstein will share her experiences in Israel and provide updates concerning pest management, bio-control practices, and the current PSHB/Fusarium situation in Israel. A roundtable discussion will be held and there will be plenty of time to ask questions. 

The event is sponsored by California Avocado Society, California Avocado Commission, Del Rey Avocado Co., Eco Farms, Hofshi Foundation, Index Fresh, WestPak, and University of California.

Advanced registration is required by Friday, January 31, 2014. Contact Diana Nix at dlnix@ucanr.edu or 559.646.6500 to RSVP

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