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.
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.
The Mission Resource Conservation District is offering free electrical conductivity mapping services and a cost share program for the purchase of soil moisture sensors for local growers. Learn more.
For California avocado growers, it can be difficult to ascertain whether a tree is suffering from disease, pests, nutrient deficiencies or damage caused by insecticides. Learn more about herbicide damage to avocado trees, including the specific symptoms associated with different insecticide groups.
The California Avocado Commission is conducting a brief California avocado grower online survey to better understand grower awareness and use of various irrigation techniques. The survey is part of the Commission's soil moisture sensor project at Pine Tree Ranch. Learn more.