Growing News

Online Document Provides Easy Guide to USDA Disaster Programs

  • Sep 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a four-page online document that summarizes USDA Disaster Programs in an easy-to-understand table format.

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Avocado Weed Management Seminar Recordings Now Available on YouTube

  • Sep 09, 2020

A YouTube recording of the Avocado Grove Weed Control and Microbial Soil Amendments webinar, as well as the presentations delivered by Dr. Rios and Dr. Faber, are now available online. 

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Webinar to Examine Invasive Species and Proactive Biocontrol

  • Sep 03, 2020

Join Dr. Mark Hoddle for a free webinar concerning California invasive species and proactive biocontrols. Learn more.

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National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warnings Across Avocado Growing Regions

  • Sep 02, 2020

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued excessive heat warnings for Friday through Labor Day weekend across all California avocado growing regions. NWS notes the extended heat wave will consist of hot daytime temperatures, warm overnight temperatures (70s and 80s) and above-normal humidities.

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Managing Heat in California Avocado Groves

  • Aug 31, 2020

Avocado trees are poorly adapted to high temperatures and low humidity, and new research indicates that agricultural regions in California — particularly Southern California — will face more climate extremes with notably higher daily maximum temperatures and more frequent and intense heat events. Learn more about how you can mitigate damage to your groves caused by heat extremes.

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New Report Details Possible Impact of Climate Change on Southern California Specialty Crops

  • Aug 18, 2020

A new report released by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Climate Science Alliance examines observed and potential changes in Southern California agricultural regions and the impact these climate-based changes will have on farmers.

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