CAC provides a variety of resources to help California avocado growers discourage theft in their avocado groves. The articles below provide information concerning avocado and agricultural theft of interest to growers. Growers can also request avocado theft protection signs, report avocado theft via the CAC theft hotline, or file an anti-theft reward claim.
Theft Protection News
The UCCE San Diego is hosting an Invasive Tree Pests Workshop on Friday, October 19 that will focus on three invasive pests that have killed hundreds of thousands of trees in Southern California — Goldspotted Oak Borer, Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Disease and South American Palm Weevils.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the theft of a 2007 John Deere 790 Tractor from the Oxnard area.
Ventura County Agricultural Crimes Detective Chip Chadman is cautioning California avocado growers to be on the alert and take precautionary steps to protect micro-filtration and irrigation equipment and report suspicious activity. According to Detective Chapman, a theft of micro-filtration equipment was recently reported in the unincorporated areas of Ventura/Oxnard.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Farm Watch has partnered with Nextdoor, a private online social network that makes it easy for neighbors to share real time information about thefts and crime using a cell phone, tablet or computer. Learn more about this free App.
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