Study finds dogs may be able to sniff out crop diseases early

· June 12, 2018

A new study out of Florida International University has proven that dogs are truly more than man’s best friend — they may be an agricultural industry partner. The study evaluated the use of scent-discriminating canines for the detection of laurel wilt-affected wood from avocado trees and the results are promising. Julian Mendel, Kenneth G. Furton, […]

UC Riverside to breed the next generation of avocados

· September 28, 2017

We may soon have more than just Hass avocados to choose from when whipping up a batch of guacamole. The University of California, Riverside is planning to develop the next generation of avocado varieties. The university will expand its avocado varietal breeding program by seeking partnerships with the private sector and launching the Avocado Variety […]

An avocado a day may keep the doctor away

· August 24, 2017

Consuming one fresh avocado per day may lead to improved cognitive function in healthy older adults due to increased lutein levels in the brain and eye, according to a study released by Tufts University. Published in the journal Nutrients and supported by the USDA and the Hass Avocado Board, the research tracked how 40 healthy […]

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