Growing News

CDFA Healthy Soils Grants and SWEEP Program Informational Seminars Available

  • Jan 14, 2019

Learn more about the CDFA's Healthy Soils Incentives Program and SWEEP program grants and workshops in San Diego County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County designed to help interested growers complete the grant applications.

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Dispelling the Myths of Mulch

  • Jan 10, 2019

In light of California’s recent bouts with drought and excessive heat, California avocado growers should give serious consideration to using organic mulch in their groves. Learn more about the benefits of mulch and myths about its use.

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Upcoming CAS Seminar Addresses Mulch, Phytophthora and Gibberellic Acid Use

  • Jan 07, 2019

The California Avocado Society will host the first of its 2019 California Avocado Growers Seminar Series with workshops focused on mulch and Phytophthora. Dr. Ben Faber, Dr. Tim Spann and Dr. Carol Lovatt will deliver presentations at the seminars.

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Securing Irrigation Tubing — Best Practices

  • Jan 02, 2019

Correctly securing irrigation tubing can improve irrigation efficiencies, but poorly secured tubing can damage trees or result in damaged tubing. Learn more about best practices when securing irrigation tubing in California avocado groves. 

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CAC and Packers to Host Produce Safety Alliance Trainings – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • Dec 14, 2018

To help avocado growers and related industry members comply with the mandatory Produce Safety Alliance training, the California Avocado Commission, in partnership with California avocado handlers, has scheduled two Produce Safety Alliance trainings exclusively for California avocado growers for a very modest fee of $35. Learn more.

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Ground Squirrel Control in Avocado Groves

  • Dec 12, 2018

According to the UC Integrated Pest Management website, avocados are particularly vulnerable to California ground squirrels and although squirrels hibernate in cold winters they tend to be active year-round in avocado growing regions. Learn more about ground squirrels and how best to control their population.

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