A method of supplying 500 times more avocado plants to industry than is currently possible has been invented by University of Queensland researchers.
Nestled within the lush tropical foliage of The Kampong resides 20 avocado trees. They were planted nearly 100 years ago under the supervision of plant explorer David Fairchild. Though historically significant, they are not ...
University of California, Riverside scientists are using 3D printing technology to study a beetle that is causing severe damage to avocado and landscape trees in Southern California.
From Asia, the red ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) has proved its damaging potential in Florida, where it attacked different varieties of trees of the laurel family, including avocado, resulting in death.
University of Florida scientists believe they've found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state's $54 million-a-year avocado industry.
Avocados aren't just nutritional powerhouses; they're also the chief ingredient in such party favorites as guacamole dip.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are coming up with new strategies to combat a beetle threatening the nation's avocado trees.
(Phys.org) -- A plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside has identified a fungus that has been linked to the branch dieback and general decline of several backyard avocado and landscape trees in residential ...
Avocado, a significant fruit crop grown in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world, is threatened by Phytophthora root rot (PRR), a disease that has already eliminated commercial avocado production in many areas ...
Researchers at UQ's Queensland Alliance for Food and Agriculture (QAAFI) have acted swiftly to ensure Australia's next $180 million avocado crop won't be crippled by a fungus.