The University of Florida, University of California – Riverside, University of California – Davis, University of Hawaii and Texas A&M University are conducting a laurel wilt and Phytophthora root rot survey to gather information concerning growers’ cultural management decisions and better determine the economic costs of management options.
According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, California is experiencing an unusually high number of invasive fruit fly detections this season. Quarantines are currently in place for the Oriental fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly in California avocado growing regions. Learn more.
Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Southern California due to recent flooding and the San Diego County Department of Weights and Measures is collecting Agricultural Damage Assessment forms from agricultural operations that have experienced impacts due to recent rain events.
The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program block grants, as well as the Healthy Soils Program block grants. Learn more.
The California Avocado Society is hosting a free seminar entitled, “How to Manage the Trees in a Wet Year” on February 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interested parties may attend in person or virtually.