News tagged with avocado

Video: Why are avocados so awesome?

Whether they're in a big bowl of guacamole for your Cinco de Mayo festivities or scooped on top of your salad, avocados enjoy a special place in our hearts and stomachs. On top of being tasty, avocados are ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Other
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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 ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Other
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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 ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Ecology
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