Below is a collection of upcoming seminars that cover a variety of topics pertainining to the California avocado industry and the agricultural industry at large. 

July, 2019

Laurel Wilt — A Threat to California’s Avocado Industry

Laurel wilt disease has the potential to greatly impact the California avocado industry, therefore California avocado growers are encouraged to attend one of the free seminars hosted by the California Avocado Commission, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), California Avocado Society and University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center.

Agenda:

  • Current status of laurel wilt in South Florida

  • Laurel wilt epidemiology and management

  • Laurel wilt vectors and management

30 Jul
9:00am - 11:00am
Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy 395
Fallbrook , CA
31 Jul
9:00am - 11:00am
UCCE Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura , CA

August, 2019

Laurel Wilt — A Threat to California’s Avocado Industry

Laurel wilt disease has the potential to greatly impact the California avocado industry, therefore California avocado growers are encouraged to attend one of the free seminars hosted by the California Avocado Commission, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), California Avocado Society and University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center.

Agenda:

  • Current status of laurel wilt in South Florida

  • Laurel wilt epidemiology and management

  • Laurel wilt vectors and management

01 Aug
9:00am - 11:00am
San Luis Obispo Farm Bureau Office, 4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo , CA

California Master Beekeeper Program Seminar — Planning Ahead for Your First Hives

This course is designed for those for those new to beekeeping and those who want to learn more about how to keep their hives healthy and productive. Protective gear will be provided for those who do not have a bee suit or veil. Participants should wear closed-toed or closed-heel shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

The $105 registration fee includes course materials, a hive tool, lunch and refreshments.

Topics include:

03 Aug
9:00am - 4:00pm
Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, 1 Bee Biology Road
Davis , CA

California Master Beekeeper Program Seminar — Working Your Colonies

This course is designed for those for those new to beekeeping and those who want to learn more about how to keep their hives healthy and productive. Protective gear will be provided for those who do not have a bee suit or veil. Participants should wear closed-toed or closed-heel shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

The $175 registration fee includes course materials, a hive tool, lunch and refreshments.

Topics include:

04 Aug
9:00am - 4:00pm
Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, 1 Bee Biology Road
Davis , CA

CAS Seminar: Fertilizer and Irrigation

The California Avocado Society is hosting a series of Fertilizer and Irrigation seminars in early August. Ben Faber, soils/water/subtropical crops advisor, and Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission research program director, will deliver presentations at the seminars.

06 Aug
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo , CA
07 Aug
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr.
Ventura , CA
08 Aug
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA