Below is a collection of upcoming seminars and training opportunities that may be of interest to California avocado growers.
The California Avocado Society will hold its annual meeting from October 20 – 21, 2017 in Ventura County. The two-day event will include a field tour and annual meeting with presentations from industry experts, a grower panel and award presentations.
Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day to Cover Crop Estimating, Winter Prep and Energy Efficiency Programs
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.
The San Diego chapter of CAPCA is hosting a Vertebrate Pest Control Seminar on Wednesday, September 13 that will cover a wide range of topics of interest to California avocado growers.
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is hosting a roundtable session entitled, “Controlling Pests in Avocados” on September 28, 2017. The session will include discussions about pesticide resistance, new pesticides, weed management, laurel wilt disease and other pest challenges.
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.
The CDFA’s new Healthy Soils Incentives Program will provide up to $3.75 million in grants to California growers and ranchers for use in agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil health. A new workshop will help growers interested in applying for a grant.
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