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. 

September, 2018

Pine Tree Ranch Field Day: Managing and Recovering from Plant Stress

Dr. Ben Faber, University of California Cooperative Extension, will lead attendees on a grove walk, looking for subtle — and not so subtle — indicators of stress on avocado trees. He’ll talk about grove management principles for managing stress in your groves.

Dr. Holly Little, Director of Global Commercial Science for Acadian Seaplants, Ltd., and Dr. Danny Klittich, Agronomist with Redox, will present research on managing and helping trees recover from stress events. 


19 Sep
9:00am - 11:00am
Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Rd.
Santa Paula , CA

Index Fresh Seminar: Integrated Pest Management in Avocados

For those who complete the Index Fresh seminar, "Integrated Pest Management in Avocados," Department of Pesticide Regulation continuation credits are available.

Guest speakers include:

13 Sep
9:00am - 11:00am
Pala Mesa resort, Sycamore and Cypress Rooms, 2001 Old Hwy 395
Fallbrook , CA
12 Sep
9:00am - 11:00am
Embassy Suites, SLO North Room, 333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo , CA
11 Sep
9:00am - 11:00am
Museum of Ventura County, Pavilion Room, 100 E. Main Street
Ventura , CA

San Diego CAPCA/UC Riverside Entomology Conference

The conference will cover a wide range of topics of interest to California avocado growers including:

12 Sep
8:00am - 4:00pm
California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido , CA

August, 2018

Carbon Farming Project Tour

The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County is hosting a Carbon Farming project tour for growers interested in learning more about carbon farming techniques.

14 Aug
Tijuana River Valley Community Garden, 2100 Hollister Street
San Diego , CA

San Luis Obispo County Ag Worker Housing Workshop

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will discuss the Ag Worker Housing ordinance currently being developed. The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau is hosting an Ag Worker Housing Plans workshop. Interested growers should RSVP for the meeting via email or by calling 805.543.3654.

02 Aug
10:00am - 11:30am
Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange, 1731 Railroad Street
Oceano , CA

California Avocado Society Grower Seminar and Field Tour

This seminar provides participants with an opportunity to visit the South Coast Ag Fair and view the following presentations:

  • Dr. Lovatt — Gibberellic acid and the California avocado tree
  • Dr. Bender — High-density planting
  • University of California-Riverside poster sessions

Attendees can also tour rootstock/scion blocks with Dr. Mary Lu Arpaia and view herbicide damage on California avocado with Sonia Rios. A variety of irrigation, nutrient management and agricultural machinery vendors will be on premises. 

01 Aug
10:00am - 2:00pm
South Coast Research & Extension Center Conference Room, 7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine , CA

July, 2018

Avocado Decision Support Tools Seminars

The California Avocado Commission is hosting a series of seminars to help growers learn how to access and use the online avocado decision support tools (DST). The DSTs are statistical models — accessible through a user-friendly website — that have been developed to help guide growers through decisions about fertilization to maximize yield.  The seminars will walk growers through all the steps from creating a user account to generating reports.

12 Jul
9:00am - 12:00pm
San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Pl
San Luis Obispo , CA
11 Jul
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ventura County Ag Museum, 926 Railroad Ave
Santa Paula , CA