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The GreenSheet e-newsletter is the California Avocado Commission's (CAC) primary means of sharing important, up-to-the-minute California avocado industry news, research and information on a semi-monthly basis. The GreenSheet is also sent to California avocado stakeholders on an as-needed basis to alert industry members of adverse weather events, critical pest updates or time-sensitive legislative issues.

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Greensheet Archive September, 2016

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District 5 Grower Meetings; Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day Examines Soil Moisture and Avocado Rooting Depth; State-wide Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Sessions Available; Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Encourages Growers to Utilize App to Report Crimes; Southern California Farm and Nursery Expo; California Avocado Fans Enjoy CAC’s Interactive Booth at Cultivate Festival; California Avocados Featured at Northwestern and Midwestern Restaurant Chains; Top Tier Retailers Celebrate the American Summer Holidays with California Avocados; CAC Demonstrates Innovative Menu Concepts at PMA Foodservice Conference and Expo

Greensheet Archive August, 2016

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Reminder: Proposals for Agricultural Management Services at Pine Tree Ranch Due August 26, 2016; Reminder: CAC Board Nomination Packets Due August 26, 2016; Upcoming Entomology Conference Includes PSHB Overview; CAC Focuses on Kid-friendly Meals in July; Restaurant Chains Showcase California Avocados on Summertime Salads and Burgers CAC Demonstrates Value of California Avocados to Southern California Retailers; CAC Introduces California Avocado Learning Tools to Chef Educators
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Summary of CAC Board Vacancies for the October 2016 Election; CAC Issues RFP for Agricultural Management Services at Pine Tree Ranch; Social Media Posts Encourage Consumers to Buy American (California) Avocados to Celebrate the 4th of July; Media, Blogger and Artisan Chef Outreach Garners More Than 25 Million Impressions During California Avocado Month; Top Tier Retailers Celebrate California Avocado Month; Innovative California Avocado Menu Items Showcased for International Corporate Chefs

Greensheet Archive July, 2016

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New CAC District Boundary Lines Approved, Effective November 1, 2016; Financial Assistance Available for Organic Certification Fees; Funds Available for Agricultural Producers Implementing Air Pollution Reduction Strategies; Food52 Shares California Avocado Content Every Day in June; The Cheesecake Factory Social Media Video Campaign Showcases California Avocados; CAC Shares Unique California Avocado Menu Ideas with Culinary and Marketing Decision Makers; Costco Features Farm-to-Table California Avocado Recipes; Foodservice Chains Feature California Avocados on Summer Sandwiches; CAC’s New Retailer Handout Focuses on Easy, Good-for-You Meals
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Summer 2016 From the Grove Available Online; Public Member Vacancy on CAC Board; Vacant Alternate Member CAC Seat Available for Producer in District 1; Commission’s Unique Digital Content Embeds California Avocados into the California Lifestyle; Cinco de Mayo California Avocado Sales Increase; Retailers Receive First-hand California Avocado Knowledge to Share with their Consumers; Western Foodservice Chains Celebrate Summer with California Avocados

Greensheet Archive June, 2016

TOPICS:
Tim Spann and Dan Pinkerton Selected for California Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Reed Avocado Release Dates; California Avocado Society Seeks Weekly Newsline Editor; Avocado Inspection Committee Seeks to Modernize Packing Regulations; Avocado Orchard Rejuvenation Seminar; USDA Issues Final Rule on Mexican Avocado Import Program; Social Media Provides Real-time Engagement with California Avocado Fans; Connie Stukenberg Recognized as One of the Top Women in Produce; West Coast Del Taco Chain Showcases California Avocados Throughout the Summer
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CAS Seminar Includes Grove Tours and PSHB, Weed, Pruning and Drought Information; Results of 2015-16 Mid-season Crop Survey and 2015 Acreage Inventory Now Available; Materials from Water Savings Grower Meeting Now Available; California Avocados Make a Lasting Impression at Chipotle Cultivate Festival; Noodles & Company Features California Avocados in “World Tour” Promotion; Commission Engages with Female Leaders of the Produce Industry; Commission Networks with Key Southern California Retailers at Luncheon

Greensheet Archive May, 2016

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REMINDER: Water Savings Incentive Program Workshop for Growers in MWD’s Service Area; Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day – Improving Irrigation Management; Survey Designed to Help Sustainable Agriculture; Fallbrook Avocado Festival Draws Nearly 100,000 Avocado Fans; Baja Fresh and La Salsa Launch California Avocado Specialty Menu Items; New Seasons Market Showcases California Avocados in Nutrition and Wellness Brochure; Interesting, Relevant and Fun Social Media Posts Engage California Avocado Fans; Commission’s Blogger Ambassador Program Expected to Garner 5 Million Impressions; Commission Engages with Northern California Retailers at FPFC NorCal Expo
TOPICS:
Water Savings Incentive Program for Avocado Growers; Hero® Insecticide Section 18 Amended; Is It Safe to Eat An Avocado Seed? CAC Responds.; Togo’s Features California Avocado Sandwich During the Peak Season; Commission’s Artisan Chef Partners Craft New Recipes for the 2016 Season; Commission Engages with Retailers at Viva Fresh 2016; Crafting and Coordinating Customized Retailer Campaigns for the California Avocado Season; Day at the Races Event Provides Good Opportunity to Connect with Retailers

Greensheet Archive April, 2016

TOPICS:
Six-week Avocado Production Course Available; Spring 2016 Issue of From the Grove is Now Available Online; Hero® Insecticide Section 18 for Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer; Article Highlights UCI PSHB Research; Grants Available for Growers Who Install New Irrigation Technology; USDA Reports Growth in Organic Operations and Consumer Interest in Local Food; California Avocado Emoji Petition; Celebrating the Start of California Avocado Season with Grain Bowls; California Avocados Join Trending Social Media Conversations; Commission’s New Retail Advertising Campaign Debuted in March; California Avocado Toast Featured at The Egg and I

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