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. 

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

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