AvoTerra Avocados


Welcome to the Index Fresh Grower Seminar Series Section.

Index Fresh provides its growers the latest cultural information from experts in various categories. The Avocado Culture Seminar Series was launched in May of 2011 and will continue though out 2014.

Upcoming Seminars


Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer

Guest Speakers

Tom Bellamore
CEO, California Avocado Commission

Ken Melban
Director Issues Management, California Avocado Commission

Zvi Mendel
Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization

Bet Dagan, Israel

Stanley Freeman
Department of Planet Pathology,

Volcani Research Center Israel

Continuing education units have been approved by the CA DPR


Tuesday, 12 May 9 a.m.
ala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook
Live Oak & Sycamore Rooms
Jose Aviña & Keith Blanchard

Wednesday, 13 May 9 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 2000 Solar Dr., Oxnard
Adagio Room
Bailey DiIoia & Gary Nichols

Thursday, 14 May 9 a.m.
Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo
Los Osos Room
Giuseppe Bonfiglio

Susan Soto: 909-877-0999, Ext. 258 or your Field Representative



Past Seminars

Click on the following to see subject matter, presentations, and video.

Seminar Series Promo

Seminar Series Promo

See the individual seminar pages for full videos and presentation slides
for each seminar.

Seminar 1 - 2011

 Grove Irrigation Seminar


Seminar 2 - 2011

 Fertilization &Mulching


Seminar 3 - 2011

 Pollination Seminar


Seminar 4 - 2012

 Pruning Seminar


Seminar 5 - 2012

 Pests, Diseases and Rootstocks Seminar


Seminar 6 - 2012

 Salinity & Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer


Seminar 7 - 2013

A tiny avocado Managing a Large Avocado Crop


Seminar 8 - 2013

A tiny avocado Using Phosphorous Acid for the Control of Phytophthora


Seminar 9 - 2013

A tiny avocado Reading Your Trees


Seminar 10 - 2014

A tiny avocado Farm Labor Outlook


Seminar 11 - 2014

A tiny avocado Mobile Irrigation Labs


Seminar 12 - 2014

A tiny avocado Fertilization and Irrigation Salinity Resistant Rootstocks

Avocado Culture Seminar Series by Index Fresh

If you would like information on future seminars please
contact our field staff.