Index Fresh will host its 22nd Seminar Series in October in San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Fallbrook. The grower seminar — Fall Management Practices to Improve Spring Flower — will be presented by Gerardo Aldunate, an agronomist and fruit production consultant working closely with Index Fresh and growers in California and around the world.
The avocado marketer has been hosting its seminar series in the growing regions of California since 2011 as part of its commitment to support growers and grower organizations. Aldunate has played a big role in these efforts in the last year as the company’s consulting agronomist. He’s been regularly visiting Index Fresh’s growers and groves, and assisting with grove management and fruit production practices.
“One of the critical time frames in avocado farming occurs during the spring bloom, but if you wait until then to prepare your trees, you’re too late. You can make a big difference in the outcome of next year’s crop if you anticipate and know what’s within your control, and address those needs now,” said Aldunate.
During this Seminar Series, the expert agronomist will be presenting an outline of tasks that growers should address and implement during the fall to optimize next year’s fruit set and crop size. “Our seminars have always had great reception in all three growing regions. We’re grateful to be connected to leading experts in our industry to host an annual series truly beneficial to our growers,” said Keith Blanchard, California Field Manager, Index Fresh.