Growing News

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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Hero® Insecticide Section 18 for Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer

  • Apr 11, 2016

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation issued a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Hero® EW Insecticide against the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) on Monday April 11, 2016.

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USDA Reports Growth in Organic Operations and Consumer Interest in Local Food

  • Apr 07, 2016

The USDA recently announced double-digit growth in the number of organic operations in the U.S. — a 12 percent increase between 2014 and 2015 — and reported that an increasing number of consumers demonstrate interest in locally grown food. Read more about the study, as well as the resources available to growers interested in organic production.

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