Growing News

Disaster Funds Available for Specialty Crop Producers

  • May 18, 2022

Commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021 are now eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Relief Program funding through the Farm Service Agency. Learn more about this funding resource.

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Funding Available for Organic and Transitioning Growers in California

  • May 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for its Organic and Transitional Education Certification Program and Organic Certification Cost Share Program. Learn more.

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Growers Encouraged to Complete Avocado Water Use Survey

  • May 15, 2022

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is conducting an Avocado Irrigation Management Survey to study the practices used by California avocado growers and the challenges they face.

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Small Farm Program Provides Resources for Small-Scale Operators

  • Apr 21, 2022

The University of California Small Farms Program is designed to help small-scale farm operators manage the challenges they face with field and marketing research focused on this sector of the industry. Learn more.

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Avocado Café Hosting Nutrition Decision Support Tools Webinar

  • Apr 13, 2022

The Avocado Café is hosting a virtual seminar entitled “Avocado Productivity: Plant Nutrition Decision Support Tools” led by Dr. David Crowley, retired UC – Riverside professor. The webinar will take place on April 26 at 8:00 a.m.

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Have You Seen Black Spots on Avocado Stems?

  • Apr 07, 2022

Dr. Ben Faber recently shared a blog post noting California avocado growers were reporting “black stuff” on the green stems of their avocado trees, that when rubbed off left behind discoloration. Learn more about these incidences.

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