Growing News

Free Home Ignition Zone Assessments Available

  • Feb 22, 2024

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is offering free Home Ignition Zone assessments that include a walk-through, a report with photos and suggestions concerning how best to protect your home against wildfires.

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New Website Provides Growers with Access to Their Inspection Records and Produce Safety Resources

  • Feb 19, 2024

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Produce Safety Program is developing a PSP data repository website that allows growers to view their own digital farm inspection records and reports. The database will be searchable and allow growers to verify and update records in one central location.

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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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