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. 

May, 2018

Index Fresh Seminar: Soils, Soil pH and Sustainability

Index Fresh is hosting a series of seminars covering soil health and sustainability. Speakers will discuss the following topics:

  • Improving Your Soils
  • Sulfur Generators and Soil pH 
  • Sustainability: What Does It Mean, Why Is it Important 
09 May
9:00am - 11:00am
Embassy Suites, SLO Center meeting space, 333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo , CA
08 May
9:00am - 11:00am
Museum of Ventura County, Pavilion room, 100 E. Main Street
Ventura , CA
07 May
9:00am - 11:00am
Pala Mesa Resort, Sycamore/Cypress meeting space, 2001 Old Hwy 395
Fallbrook , CA

April, 2018

Produce Safety Alliance Training

To help avocado growers and related industry members comply with the mandatory Produce Safety Alliance training, CAC, in partnership with California avocado handlers*, has scheduled two Produce Safety Alliance trainings exclusively for California avocado growers for a very modest fee of $35 (fee includes refreshments, lunch, training materials, and the official training certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials).

Registration is required for the sessions and seats are filling fast. 

26 Apr
8:00am - 5:00pm
Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street
Ventura , CA
24 Apr
8:00am - 5:00pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau, 420 S. Broadway
Escondido , CA

CAPCA Spring Summit

CAPCA’s 2018 Spring Summit will cover the following topics that might be of interest to California avocado industry members:

  • Key issues for the Southern California region (including shot hole borer)
  • Healthy Schools Act
  • Insect control with biopesticides

A complete schedule can be found online. The registration fee is $160. Interested parties can register online.

25 Apr
7:00am - 5:00pm
Pechanga Resort and Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula , CA
24 Apr
12:30pm - 6:30pm
Pechanga Resort and Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula , CA

California Avocado Society Seminar: Old and New Smart Agriculture

The guest speakers for this seminar are as follows:

  • Khaled Bali, director and irrigation/water management advisor at UCCE- Imperial County/UC Desert Research and Extension Center
  • Alireza Pourreza, UC Davis Ag engineer 
  • Tim Spann, California Avocado Commission research program director

Presentations will include 

19 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook , CA
18 Apr
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Drive
Ventura , CA

Safe Food Alliance Produce Safety Training Sessions

The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are offering Produce Safety Training sessions for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

17 Apr
8:00am - 5:00pm
Farm Bureau Office, 420 South Broadway
Escondido , CA