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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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