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. 

April, 2019

San Diego Area Invasive Pests Workshops

The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting two Invasive Pests Workshops in San Diego County. The workshops will cover topics related to Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback, Goldspotted Oak Borer and Southern American Palm Weevil. A complete agenda is available online.

The fee for the workshop is $15 and includes lunch. Online registration is now open.

 

26 Apr
9:00am - 2:15pm
UCCE, San Diego Conference Room, 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201
San Diego , CA

CAS Seminar: Field Day with Pest and Disease

The topics to be covered include pest and disease identification and management, scouting and pruning. Those who attend the event are eligible for two hours of CEU credits.

The speakers at each event are as follows:

San Luis Obispo

11 Apr
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Nick Stehly Ranch (See Related Content for Directions)
Valley Center , CA
10 Apr
9:00am - 11:00am
Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Rd,
Santa Paula , CA
09 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cal Poly/Mission Produce grove. Meet at the Cal Poly Meat Lab Parking lot, Stemner Creek Rd (follow signs from Hwy 1)
San Luis Obispo , CA

March, 2019

Information Session for Growers Interested in Planting Coffee on Their Groves

A free information session for growers interested in coffee cultivation will be hosted at the Specialty Coffee Association. The session will include information concerning direct market access points for growers interested in introducing this crop to their land.  Participants should RSVP with Frinj Coffee at grow@frinjcoffee.com.

28 Mar
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Specialty Coffee Association, 117 West 4th Street #300
Santa Ana , CA

San Diego Area Invasive Pests Workshops

The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting two Invasive Pests Workshops in San Diego County. The workshops will cover topics related to Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback, Goldspotted Oak Borer and Southern American Palm Weevil. A complete agenda is available online.

The fee for the workshop is $15 and includes lunch. Online registration is now open.

 

22 Mar
9:00am - 2:15pm
San Diego County Farm Bureau Conference Room, 420 South Broadway
Escondido , CA

Laurel Wilt Webinar

Dr. Monique Rivera will host an upcoming webinar about Laurel wilt. The webinar will cover current knowledge concerning laurel wilt, as well as the biology and ecology of its vector — the Ambrosia beetle. Other topics include current known U.S. locations of the disease, identifying the disease and laurel wilt disease prevention.

Interested participants can register for the webinar online.

20 Mar
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Webinar

Free English and Spanish Language H-2A Workshops

The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting two free H-2A Workshops. The workshops are designed for agricultural employers interested in hiring temporary agricultural workers through the H-2A program and for those currently in the program. The seminar will cover:

  • Overview of the H-2A program
  • Program application process
  • Common compliance issues

Interested parties can RVSP at 626.732.4927 or cruz.priscilla@dol.gov.

14 Mar
8:30am - 2:00pm
SPANISH SESSION - Coachella Valley Water District, Forbes Auditorium, 51501 Tyler Street
Coachella , CA
13 Mar
8:30am - 2:00pm
ENGLISH SESSION - Coachella Valley Water District, Forbes Auditorium, 51501 Tyler Street
Coachella , CA

FSMA Produce Safety Training — Oxnard (Spanish session)

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. The trainers will cover the following topics:

13 Mar
8:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, 600 East Esplanade
Oxnard , CA