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A weirdly funny fact about avocados – did you know they are named after human body parts?

November 18, 2019

Avocados are usually described as superfood. They are rich in vitamins B, K, C, E and potassium. They…
One avocado a day helps lower ‘bad’ cholesterol for heart healthy benefits

October 29, 2019

Move over, apples — new research from Penn State suggests that eating one avocado a day may help…
Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced

August 7, 2019

We now know the DNA of guacamole. Scientists have sequenced the avocado genome, shedding light on the ancient…
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados

June 17, 2019

UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California…
Holy Guacamole!

January 11, 2017

There’s a new pest in town and it’s threatening one of the area’s top crops: avocados. First discovered…
A Better Lure to Detect and Control an Avocado Pest

November 8, 2016

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researcher has developed a new tool to help Florida avocado producers concerned about…
Researchers develop new DNA test procedure for avocado industry

June 17, 2016

While helping Florida fight to save its avocado industry from being devastated by a fungus, chemical engineers at…
Disease-resistant avocados closer to reality

March 5, 2015

A root-rot fungus that costs the avocado industry more than $10 million a year is facing a dubious…
Flavor secrets of Hass avocados probed

March 10, 2014

ARS and University of California-Riverside researchers are identifying key avocado compounds that contribute to ideal flavor and may…
Flavor Secrets of Hass Avocados Probed

March 7, 2014

What makes an avocado delicious? U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant physiologist David M. Obenland and a team led by University of California-Riverside colleague…
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