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 California Avocado Commission will host a virtual field day concerning Avocado Branch Canker disease that will consist of two 30-minute presentations by Dr. Themis Michailides, University of California Kearney Agricultural Center and Dr. Liz Dann, University of Queensland, followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration for the virtual event is now open.
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), in partnership with the California Avocado Commission and the California Avocado Society, will present a free Avocado Weed Management and Biostimulants in Agriculture webinar.
Dr. Sonia Rios, UCCE Farm Advisor, will discuss:
- How to identify weeds
- Various weed control methods
- Chemical alternatives for lost glyphosate and how to use them
- New products
Dr. Ben Faber, Subtropcial Crops Advisor from Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties, will discuss:
Western Growers is hosting a webinar for members of the agricultural industry that addresses how produce farms and facilities can practically implement COVID-19 prevention and control measures. The webinars include presentations from UC Davis, Rutgers University and Colorado State University experts. Please contact Cory Lunde at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.370.8560 to register for the third webinar.
The California Avocado Society is hosting a free virtual seminar concerning avocado rootstocks and root rot. Mary Lu Arpaia and Eric Focht, of UC-Riverside, will discuss the horticultural characteristics of Hass-like avocado rootstock varieties. Patricia Manosalva, of UC-Riverside, will share updates concerning the avocado rootstock breeding program and the efficacy of root rot chemicals.
Registration for the virtual seminar is available online.
The implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) continues and mandates that every produce farm must have an employed individual who has completed a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PSR Grower Training course. Due to current shelter-in-place orders the FDA has temporarily approved PSR remote training options.
The UCCE – San Diego is hosting a free Climate Action and Agriculture Symposium webinar focused on soil health. Registration is required.
Webinar - registration required
Through the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP) the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide $16 billion in direct support for agricultural producers experiencing losses due to COVID-19. To aid CFAP applicants, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Service Agency will host a webinar covering the CFAP application process and required forms and documentation.
Online registration for the webinar is available.