Alert! Avocado Lace Bug, Pseudacysta perseae, new pest found on Oahu.

Avocado Lace Bug (Pseudacysta perseae) reduces overall vigor of the tree causing premature leaf drop. If you find any insect you’re not sure about take a sample to the Extension office and have it identified.  Download UH Field ID Guide | UF Field Guide Figure 1. Adult and nymphs of the avocado lace bug, Pseudacysta perseae (Heidemann). Photograph by James…
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There’s a New Avocado in Hawaii, its a GEM!

There’s a new avocado making its way into the marketplace that might give the venerable Hass variety some competition. Called GEM — from the initials of Gray E. Martin, a University of California technician who helped develop it — the new variety actually was patented and released more than 15 years ago but only recently…
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Hawaii Farmer’s 6-Pound Avocado May Break Word Record…

Holy guacamole! Now, that’s an avocado. One Hawaiian farmer is making headlines for growing a 6-pound, 11-ounce avocado that, in theory, is large enough to smash the current world record — but may be unlikely to win official recognition anytime soon.
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