Growing News

Avocado Café Fertilization and Data Analysis Webinar

  • Feb 15, 2024

On February 27, the Avocado Café will host a free webinar from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. concerning choosing your fertilizer wisely and interpreting your analysis.

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Virtual Produce Safety Training Available

  • Feb 12, 2024

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources department is offering a two-day virtual Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course that satisfies the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirement. Registration closes February 15. 

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California Avocado Growers Encouraged to Complete Laurel Wilt Survey

  • Feb 10, 2024

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.

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Invasive Fruit Fly Quarantines

  • Feb 08, 2024

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.

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State of Emergency Declared in San Diego County Due to Flooding

  • Jan 30, 2024

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.

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Ventura County Accepting SWEEP and HSP Block Grant Applications

  • Jan 23, 2024

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.

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