Herman Erasmus is the manager of Westfalia Nursery. The nursery currently produces about 130 000 clonal avocado trees annually and there is a waiting list of over a year for his trees. Herman has many years of experience in avocado-orchard and -nursery management. Herman regularly visits his customers to ensure that new orchards are properly managed during the critical establishment stage. Herman will be sending regular updates to subscribers to assist them during orchard establishment.