Growing News

Heat Damaged Groves MAY BE Eligible for Tree Assistance Program Funding

  • Oct 16, 2020

In early September much of California experienced excessive heat, including many avocado growing regions. Understandably, due to this extreme heat some trees are experiencing severe damage. The California Avocado Commission immediately contacted the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency to pursue possible funding for growers under the Tree Assistance Program.

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New Interactive Irrigation Management to Reduce the Leaching of Nitrogen Program

  • Oct 16, 2020

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is launching an Interactive Irrigation Management program to reduce the leaching of nitrogen into surface and groundwater. The program will work with growers to track nutrient and irrigation management, determine whether nitrogen leaching is occurring and, if so, help them implement measures to reduce leaching.

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Microirrigation System Maintenance

  • Oct 06, 2020

Late fall and winter are an ideal time to review irrigation systems for needed repairs or malfunctions. Microirrigation systems are susceptible to clogs due to their miniscule flow passages. Learn how to identify the source of clogs and fix the issue. 

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Online Organic Farming Lessons Available

  • Oct 02, 2020

California avocado growers interested in learning about organic production can now receive free organic farmer training for specialty crops online. The online program allows growers to complete the training at their own pace

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California Avocado Commission to Host Pine Tree Ranch Grower Open-House

  • Oct 01, 2020

Pine Tree Ranch has many projects progressing this year and, due to COVID-19, we have been unable to hold our usual meetings. On October 15, the California Avocado Commission is hosting an Open House for members of the avocado industry. Visitors can take a walk around the ranch and check in on fall flush, fruit sizing, tree growth, and research project progression. There will be no formal program.

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Avocado Branch Canker Virtual Field Day Video and Materials Available Online

  • Sep 23, 2020

On September 17, 2020 avocado researchers and industry members from around the world joined the California Avocado Commission’s Avocado Branch Canker Virtual Field Day to review some of the latest research concerning this ubiquitous disease and pose questions to two of the world’s leading researchers. Presentations and a recording of the event are now available. 

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