How to Manage Pests
UC Pest Management Guidelines
Timings for Key Cultural and Monitoring Practices
(Reviewed 9/16, updated 9/16)
In this Guideline:
Outlined below in the shaded areas are approximate times of key cultural/monitoring practices for avocado trees growing in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Optimal times vary according to location, weather, and crop development stage. Testing foliage and soil generally are done once during the indicated period. Practices such as cultivation, frost protection, irrigation, and pest monitoring are ongoing or are repeated at appropriate intervals.
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Avocado
Adapted from: CAC and CMCC. 2003. A Pest Management Strategic Plan for Avocado Production in California. Irvine, CA: California Avocado Commission and California Minor Crops Council.