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.
The Resource Conservation District of San Diego County is hosting a free virtual panel discussion concerning the benefits of cover crops in orchards.
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.
SBC Office of Emergency Management, 4408 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara , CA
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.
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:
19455 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula , CA
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.
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.
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.”