Growing News

Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day to Cover Crop Estimating, Winter Prep and Energy Efficiency Programs

  • Sep 06, 2017

The final installment of the California Avocado Commission’s 2016-17 grower field days will feature presentations on crop estimating, reading avocado trees and energy efficiency programs for irrigation pumps. Learn more.

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Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops Address New Regulations

  • Aug 18, 2017

The UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe are offering Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops that qualify participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers according to the revised Worker Protection Standards. The workshops are designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers.

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Six-week Avocado Course Begins in May

  • Apr 19, 2017

Dr. Gary Bender, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Farm Advisor Emeritus, is the lead instructor for a six-week course entitled “Avocado Production for New Growers.” The course is designed for new avocado growers, as well as those interested in learning more about avocado production best practices and meeting fellow growers.

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UCCE to Host Crop Management Tool Workshop

  • Apr 19, 2017

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host a workshop designed to familiarize growers with CropManage — a free online decision-support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops. Learn more.

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Hero® Insecticide Section 18 Amended

  • Apr 28, 2016

The section 18 emergency exemption for Hero® issued April 11, 2016 has been amended per EPA’s request to change the ending of the bee hazard statement under the “Other Requirements” section. This statement now reads, “This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops while bees...

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Water Savings Incentive Program for Avocado Growers

  • Apr 21, 2016

California avocado growers are encouraged to attend a new seminar designed to help growers identify potential means of reducing water use and costs, and to learn about the Metropolitan Water District's new cash incentive opportunities that can help growers improve water use efficiency through the use of soil moisture sensors and other technologies.

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