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. 

January, 2023

CAC Field Day: Preventing Alternate Bearing Patterns and Freeze/Frost Protection

This CAC Field Day will focus on alternate bearing and freeze/frost cultural management best practices.

25 Jan
9:30am - 11:30am
Pine Tree Ranch Grove, 19455 East Telegraph Road
Santa Paula , CA

Produce Safety Training

Members of the California avocado industry in need of obtaining produce safety training required by the federal Food Safety Modernization act can obtain low-cost training courtesy of the Food Safety Training Partnership. The fee for the produce safety training sessions is $35 and includes course materials and a certificate.

The produce safety training session will cover the following content:

18 Jan
8:30am - 5:30pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 S. Broadway
Escondido , CA

Avocado Café Webinar — Biostimulants and New Products

The Avocado Café is hosting a free webinar concerning biostimulants and the testing process for new products. The presentations are as follows:

11 Jan
8:00am - 10:00am

December, 2022

Seminar: How to Prepare for AB 2183 “Card Check"

AB 2183, the new agricultural employee unionization card check legislation, goes into effect on January 1, 2023. A new labor law seminar “How to Prepare for AB 2183 “Card Check,” will be held for owner-operators, managers, human resources personnel and farm labor contractor representatives. 

The seminar will cover the following:

21 Dec
1:00pm - 3:00pm
C.P.D.E.S Hall of Fresno, 172 West Jefferson Avenue
Fresno , CA

UCCE Organic Agriculture Workshop

The UC Cooperative Extension is hosting an in-person Organic Agriculture Workshop designed for growers, CCAs, PCAs and other agricultural professionals interested in organic agriculture.

08 Dec
8:00am - 4:30pm
Farm Hub-Farm Bureau Conference Room, 420 South Broadway
Escondido , CA

Wildfire Virtual Speaker Series

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is offering a free, four-session Wildfire Virtual Speaker Series in 2022.

06 Dec
6:00pm - 7:00pm

San Joaquin Valley Avocado Meeting

The San Joaquin Valley Avocado Meeting will feature a variety of guest speakers and visits to two local GEM avocado groves.

05 Dec
8:30am - 12:30pm
UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center, 22963 Carson Avenue
Exeter , CA

November, 2022

San Diego County Growers Meeting

The UC Cooperative Extension of San Diego is launching a new series of free grower meetings that will be held on the last Wednesday of each month. The one-hour meetings will focus on current UCCE research as well as other topics of concerns to growers. During the sessions, growers can learn more about what UC Advisors are working on, ask questions and provide suggestions for future topics. The sessions will be organized by UC Advisors Gerry Spinelli and Eric Middleton.

30 Nov
1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau Building, 420 S. Broadway
Escondido , CA

October, 2022

International Technical Course Laurel Wilt of Avocado: Disease Biology, Diagnosis, Management and Economic Impact - Spanish Language Sessions

The University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center is offering an “International Technical Course Laurel Wilt of Avocado: Disease Biology, Diagnosis, Management and Economic Impact” course that will be delivered entirely in Spanish.  The course will provide basic and applied knowledge concerning the disease complex, research updates, scouting methodologies, and current management practices to control the spread of the disease

Course options are as follows:

27 Oct
University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center
Homestead , FL
26 Oct
University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center
Homestead , FL