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.
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.
Please join California Avocado Commission board member and secretary Jason Cole for a virtual grove walk with Dr. Danny Klittich, Agronomist with Redox. They will walk one of Jason Cole's groves and discuss changes he has made to his fertilizer program. They will discuss the benefits of the grove's fertility program and how to address struggling blocks, decrease fruit drop, and push up size curves. Online registration for the webinar is available now.
This free three-part webinar series is designed to help farmers learn from one another, as well as subject matter experts. The topics will be determined by the participants.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Association of Food Banks are hosting a webinar to discuss resources and funding to support farm donations to food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting resources that may be available to growers include assistance with picking and pack-out costs, transportation of the product, and possible recouping of some product costs.