This is an archive of seminars covering a variety of topics — including issues related to the agricultural industry and, more specifically, the California avocado industry. 

July, 2021

Virtual Panel Discussion: Protecting Orchards with Cover Crops

The Resource Conservation District of San Diego County is hosting a free virtual panel discussion concerning the benefits of cover crops in orchards. 

21 Jul
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Santa Barbara County Ag Pass Training

Santa Barbara County’s Ag Pass program provides firefighters and law enforcement officers with a means of identifying vetted commercial growers and their employees during wildfires or similar disasters. In order to obtain an Ag Pass, the interested party must complete a training session that focuses on emergency procedures and their role as an Ag Pass cardholder.

07 Jul
8:00am - 12:00pm
SBC Office of Emergency Management, 4408 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara , CA

Biology and Management of Avocado Lace Bug in California

As part of the University of California Ag Experts Talk series, Dr. Mark Hoddle of UC-Riverside will host the “Biology and Management of Avocado Lace Bug in California” webinar.

07 Jul
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Ventura County RCD Fire Preparedness and Recovery Virtual Seminars

The Ventura County Fire Resource Conservation District is offering a series of free wildfire prevention virtual workshops. The series will discuss wildfire prevention and tips, how to prepare for potential wildfires and allow participants to ask questions of a variety of wildfire personnel and professionals.

Speakers and topics are as follows:

06 Jul
6:00pm - 7:00pm

June, 2021

Pine Tree Ranch Field Day: California Avocado Rootstocks and GEM Avocado Spacing Trials

The California Avocado Commission will host a Pine Tree Ranch Field Day: California Avocado Rootstocks and GEM Avocado Spacing Trials. Registration is required for the event and attendance will be limited to 40 participants. Interested growers can register for the event online.

30 Jun
9:00am - 11:00am
19455 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula , CA

Mitigating Heat in California Avocado Groves

This free webinar will feature three speakers who will address the following topics:

  • Giulia Marino, UC Davis Tree Physiologist — How Heat Affects a Tree and What Options Are There to Reduce the Effect
  • Overhead Irrigation Grower Panel — Four Examples of Growers Modifying Overhead Irrigation to Affect Tree Heat
  • Lisa Fyffe, Australian Consultant — How It’s Done Down Under

Interested growers can register for the webinar online.

10 Jun

May, 2021

San Diego County Virtual Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium

The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting a virtual Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium that will share information concerning the policies, research, program, strategies and resources needed to support sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego County.

28 May
9:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Webinar
27 May
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Webinar
26 May
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Webinar

Laurel Wilt – Ambrosia Beetle Virtual Seminar

Dr. Romina Gazis will share insights from her research concerning the potential for inducing an immune response to the laurel wilt pathogen in avocado trees. This research is part of a project funded by the Florida Avocado Committee. In particular, Dr. Gazis will present on “’Vaccinating’ avocado trees: inoculating avocado trees with selected non-pathogenic fungi and denatured Raffaelea lauricola and their response to the virulent laurel wilt pathogen.”

27 May
7:00am - 10:00am
Virtual Webinar