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California Avocado Acreage Drops (Acreage And Condition Analysis Report)

The California Avocado Commission gathers critical yield forecasting data to make informed budgeting and marketing decisions by partnering with Land IQ to conduct an annual acreage survey. Data from this survey is then compiled in a database for use by the Commission. In addition, Land IQ releases a yearly report for public consumption. The 2021 Statewide Avocado Acreage and Condition report is now available on the California avocado growers website.

Highlights from the report are as follows:

  • Total planted acreage in 2021 was 51,988 acres, a reduction of about 2,000 acres from 2020
    • 46,727 producing acres
    • 2,668 new/young acres
    • 2,592 topped/stumped acres
  • The five major avocado growing counties — Ventura, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Luis Obispo — accounted for 96% of planted acreage
    • Ventura — 38%
    • San Diego — 29%
    • Santa Barbara — 13%
    • Riverside — 9%
    • San Luis Obispo — 7%
  • Updated tree age analysis
    • 9% of groves were newly planted to 4 years old
    • 14% were 5 – 8 years old
    • 17% were 9 – 15 years old
    • 16% were 16 – 20 years old
    • 44% of groves were 21 or more years old
  • Planting density analysis
    • 19% of acreage is planted at high density (15×15 or closer and 20×10)
    • 81% of acreage is planted at standard density (15×20 or greater

The report also includes:

  • Tables and graphs illustrating avocado acreage by condition and county
  • Tables of statewide avocado acreage by county and zip code
  • Tables listing planted avocado acreage by year planted or stumped
  • A table noting the age of groves as a percentage of planted acreage, as well as a table summarizing planted avocado acreage by year planted or stumped
  • Tables comparing the condition (producing, stumped, young, abandoned) of high density and standard groves by acreage and county
  • Maps depicting planted avocado polygons in each of the Commission’s five districts
  • Table of net change in acreage from 2020 to 2021, by county
  • Table noting the change in avocado acreage classifications from 2020 to 2021

A copy of the report is available HERE.

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