The California avocado industry is comprised of dedicated farmers, who take pride in growing and harvesting premium California Avocados. It is a dynamic industry, shaped by a multitude of ever-changing factors, including water, legislation, pests and diseases, crop-and-market statistics, regulations and more. The California Avocado Commission is dedicated to advocating on behalf of California avocado growers to help ensure that the best interests of growers are represented in the diverse array of industry issues.

Industry Advocacy News

Orondis® Fungicide Available for use in California Avocado Groves

  • Nov 29, 2021

California avocado growers received an early Thanksgiving surprise on Wednesday, November 24 when Syngenta announced their product Orondis® Fungicide had been granted full registration for use against Phytophthora root rot in California avocado groves.

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State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program Applications Being Accepted

  • Oct 21, 2021

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program with a deadline of January 18, 2022.

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Produce Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Aug 31, 2021

The Farm Employers Labor Service, in partnership with the Safe Food Alliance, is hosting produce safety training sessions required for produce growers in accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Learn more.

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San Diego County Water Authority and Mission Resource Conservation District Offer Resources

  • Aug 26, 2021

In light of the extended severe drought conditions, the San Diego County Water Authority and Mission Resource Conservation District are providing a number of resources to assist producers in San Diego County.

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Central Coast Water Board Approves Ag Order 4.0

  • Apr 26, 2021

Ag Order 4.0, which addresses waste discharge requirements for irrigated lands, is now in effect after being approved by the Central Coast Water Board. The Ag Order’s requirements are designed to minimize nutrient, pesticide and sediment discharges to surface water as well as protect riparian and wetland habitats.

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Webinar Focuses on FSMA Food Safety Updates for Produce Growers

  • Mar 12, 2021

As of January 2020, growers with more than $25,000 in annual produce sales must be in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. To assist growers, a new FSMA Food Safety Updates for Produce Growers webinar will be held March 23.

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