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Avocado growing trial results in higher yields


Last updated 4/24/2017 at Noon

Gary Bender is seen in between trees in the high density trial.

Growing avocados in California has become a risky business over the last several years with drought and the rising cost of water making it a less than profitable endeavor. A University of California avocado specialist and farm advisor, Dr. Gary Bender has been working on methods to help the avocado industry thrive again in San Diego County.

While there have been many obstacles in the way of avocado growers, Bender said he has been working on better ways to grow the fruit as this area has the perfect climate for growing them. He would also like to see avocados treated "like real agriculture...

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