Below is a collection of upcoming seminars and training opportunities that may be of interest to California avocado growers.

Training News

Upcoming Avocado Irrigation Workshops

  • Jul 11, 2024

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources department is hosting two Avocado Irrigation Workshops in Escondido and Oxnard, California. Registration for both seminars is available online.

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July Virtual Produce Safety Alliance Training Course

  • Jun 19, 2024

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Small Farms, Food Safety Technical Assistance Programs is offering a two-day virtual Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course from July 9 – 10. The course meets the requirements set by the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule mandating at least one member of an agricultural operation attend a PSA course.

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CAS Avocado Field Seminar Covers Pruning, Reeds and Gems, Planting Trees and a Fruit Fly Update

  • Jun 17, 2024

The California Avocado Society, in partnership with the California Avocado Commission and the UC Cooperative Extension, is hosting a comprehensive Avocado Field Seminar on June 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Introduction to Pest Management Seminar Will Include Focus on Avocado Crops

  • May 31, 2024

The University of California Cooperative is hosting an Intro to Integrated Pest Management for Farmers webinar on June 11 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Experts in the field will discuss how to manage pests with practices that reduce reliance on pesticides.

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Pine Tree Field Day: Crop Coefficient Updates and GEM Spacing Trial

  • May 15, 2024

The California Avocado Commission will host a field day at Pine Tree Ranch on June 5, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. that will focus on the new California avocado crop coefficient research, using a crop coefficient for irrigation purposes and the GEM spacing trial.

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Growers Invited to Avocado Lace Bug Presentation

  • May 01, 2024

On May 14 at 12:30 p.m., Paloma Dadlani — a graduate student under Dr. Mark Hoddle who has been spearheading avocado lace bug research funded by the California Avocado Commission — will deliver her master’s thesis defense seminar. Interested California avocado growers can view the thesis defense online or attend in person at the UC Riverside Entomology Building.

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