Industry News

California Avocado Society Annual Meeting Includes Field Tour, Conference and Awards

  • Sep 15, 2017

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.

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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Seeks Technical Review Committee Members

  • Sep 14, 2017

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking volunteers with experience and knowledge concerning California’s specialty crop industry to join its Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee to evaluate and make recommendations to the CDFA on funding proposals.

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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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Vertebrate Pest Control Seminar to Be Held in Escondido

  • Sep 05, 2017

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.

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Roundtable Discussion to Address Avocado Pests to be Held in September

  • Sep 01, 2017

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.

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Gem Avocado Assessment Determination

  • Sep 01, 2017

On August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Gem avocados will be assessed the same rate as other varieties of Hass avocados beginning January 1, 2018.

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