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. 

January, 2019

CDFA Healthy Soils Incentives Program Grant Application Workshop — San Diego

The Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Greater San Diego is hosting two workshops concerning how to apply for Healthy Soils Incentives Program grants from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

16 Jan
RCD of Greater San Diego County, 11769 Waterhill Road
San Diego , CA

December, 2018

Organic Grower Summit

The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) is hosted by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network. The event brings together organic growers, producers, handlers, service providers, supply chain partners, packaging and technology companies for a series of educational and networking opportunities.

Highlights from the schedule are as follows.

13 Dec
6:30am - 3:00pm
Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza
Monterey , CA
12 Dec
6:30am - 9:30pm
Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza
Monterey , CA

Fox Canyon Advanced Metering Infrastructure/Pilot Water Market Workshop

The workshop will review the ordinance mandating all agricultural well facilities requiring flowmeters have advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology installed. The AMI must be installed by December 31, 2018. Please note that this is the final workshop to take place before the AMI requirements go into effect on January 1, 2019.

11 Dec
3:00pm - 5:00pm
California Lutheran University, Oxnard Campus, 2201 Outlet Center Drive, Suite 600
Oxnard , CA

Invasive Shot Hole Borer Class and Field Training

The seminar will consist of a classroom session followed by a field exercise in which participants will see infested trees, learn how to identify signs of shot hole borer damage, set up a monitoring program and sample trees.

07 Dec
10:00am - 3:00pm
Gardena Moneta Mason Lodge and Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, 1250 W 155th St.
Gardena , CA
06 Dec
10:00am - 2:30pm
Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 185 St Thomas Dr,
Ojai , CA

November, 2018

UC Ag Experts Talk: Avocado Diseases and How to Manage (Webinar)

This University of California webinar will be led by Ben Faber, UCCE Ventura Farm Advisor.  The seminar will cover management practices to prevent diseases and the chemicals that can be used to treat them. The seminar will discuss the following diseases:

  • Root rot
  • Crown rot
  • Bacterial canker
  • Leaf/stem blight
  • Black streak
  • Sun blotch

Interested growers can register for the seminar online.

14 Nov
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Commission Hosts Grower Meeting with SCE on Public Safety Power Shutoff Protocol

Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocol that would shut power off during extreme weather events to mitigate the potential for wildfires. The California Avocado Commission is hosting an informational meeting concerning the PSPS protocol. At the meeting SCE will outline their efforts to develop a robust system that allows them to track critical weather conditions such as low relative humidity, strong winds and hot temperatures in combination with dry fuels.

08 Nov
10:00am - 11:30am
Santa Paula Ag Museum, 926 Railroad Ave
Santa Paula , CA

October, 2018

Invasive Tree Pests Workshop

The UCCE San Diego is hosting an Invasive Tree Pests Workshop concerning Goldspotted Oak Borer, Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Disease and South American Palm Weevils. Topics include:

19 Oct
9:30am - 2:45pm
Point Event Center, 1010 Santa Clara Place
San Diego , CA

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