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Uc Ag Experts Talk: Giberellic Acid Use on Avocado to Improve Fruit Set
Dr. Ben Faber will discuss plant growth regulators (PGRs), powerful tool available for increasing fruit size and yield in an existing avocado orchard. Gibberellic acid (GA3) was registered for use on California avocados in March 2018 to improve fruit productivity. The handling, timing and application rate are critical and the reasons will be included in this discussion. Approval of one hour of DPR continuing education unit is pending.

Mar 18, 2020 03:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Ben Faber
UC Cooperative Extension advisor @University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Ben Faber is the soils/water/subtropical crops advisor for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. His primary crop involvements are avocado and citrus, but other subtropical and deciduous crops are also covered, such as litchi, longan, blueberries, cherimoya and passion fruit. He is currently evaluating various subtropical tree varieties for their economic viability in coastal environments. He also studies soil and water quality issues, such as erosion management, salinity management, orchard floor management, irrigation scheduling and fertility management. Ben has his Ph.D. in soil fertility and M.S. in pomology.