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2012-05-08 23:01:39

The Fruit Science Magazine Pomology.org has newly included 118 resources to the tree crop Avocado which native to Central Mexico. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this scientific discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 As part of its Fruit Crops category, the Fruit Magazine has upgraded its content with information on the...

2011-10-08 07:00:00

The fruit-science magazine Pomology.org has newly included 118 resources to the pomological crop Avocado which is a tree native to Central Mexico. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this scientific area, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 The frost-intolerant Avocado (Persea americana, Lauraceae) can commercially be grown only in warm subtropical or...

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2010-06-23 07:51:11

Avocado seed moth could devastate California's avocados, warns Mark Hoddle, currently on a field trip in Peru California's avocado industry is worth more than $320 million annually, and has about 6,000 growers farming more than 6,000 acres of land. Indeed, California grows nearly 95 percent of the country's avocados. University of California, Riverside entomologist Mark Hoddle is in Peru until the end of July 2010 to look for known avocado pests, in particular, the avocado seed moth, Stenoma...

2009-08-04 18:07:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Assembly Member and Democratic Majority Whip Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) visited several nurseries and avocado groves located in San Diego's Fallbrook and Bonsall communities Thursday, July 30, 2009 to learn how the water crisis and invasive pest issues have affected their operations. Ma sits on the Assembly Food and Agriculture Committee and was accompanied on the tour by Nick Hardeman, her Capitol Director. The tour was hosted by...

2009-04-02 08:15:00

51.2 Million Pounds of Avocados to be Consumed During the Festivities IRVINE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinco de Mayo creates the ideal opportunity to enjoy delicious Latin-inspired foods. Just in time for this year's celebrations, premium California avocados will be available in the market to supply revelers with the avocados essential for their party menus. It is estimated that 51.2 million pounds of avocados will be consumed during this year's fiestas, making Cinco de Mayo one of...

2009-01-05 14:38:53

California avocado farmers expect the 2009 crop to be the smallest since a freeze decimated 1990's fruit, a growers' association said. We've had some really big blows, said Wayne Brydon, field service manager of the California Avocado Commission, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday. San Diego County wildfires in 2007, water restrictions that took effect in 2008 and an early heat wave last spring have combined to drop the crop estimate to 210 million pounds, close to the 1990 yield of...


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