News tagged with avocado

Flavor secrets of Hass avocados probed

What makes an avocado delicious? U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant physiologist David M. Obenland and a team led by University of California-Riverside colleague Mary Lu Arpaia are collaborating ...

Mar 07, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

South African firm to market 'GEM' avocados

The University of California, Riverside, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Westfalia Fruit Estates, a South African company, to market ‘GEM,' an avocado variety developed by UC Riverside ...

May 13, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Invaders could devastate Florida avocado industry

Florida's lucrative avocado industry could face a serious blow from a duo of deadly new invaders. Together, the invasive fungus called "laurel wilt disease" and the redbay ambrosia beetle, which carries laurel wilt, represent ...

Sep 21, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0