Industry News

UCCE Seeks to Build Grower Advisory Team Focused on Climate and Agriculture

  • Jan 17, 2020

The University of California Cooperative Extension is seeking commercial farm producers or industry stakeholders interested in being a part of a program development advisory team related to climate and agriculture.

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Hass Avocado Board Seeks to Fill Producer Alternate Vacancy

  • Jan 15, 2020

The California Avocado Commission has received notification that the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is seeking interested producers to fill a producer alternate vacancy for a term that expires October 31, 2021. HAB is focused on supporting the global avocado industry in its efforts to expand demand for avocados in the United States.

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California Hass Avocados Included in U.S. – China Phase One Agreement

  • Jan 15, 2020

On January 15, 2020, an Economic and Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China was finalized. Within the Horticultural Products agreement, one of the four Key Achievements is China’s commitment to “Sign and implement a phytosanitary protocol to allow the importation of California Hass avocados into China."

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Survey Seeks Grower Input Concerning the Use of Tissue-culture Technology

  • Jan 13, 2020

The Mitter avocado tissue culture program at the University of Queensland Australia is seeking input from California avocado growers concerning their perceptions of tissue culture (TC) plant propagation. TC grows new rootstocks by rooting a small piece of plant tissue from a high-quality tree. Learn more.

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California Avocado Commission Issues RFP to Modernize Avocado Production Cost Studies

  • Jan 10, 2020

The California Avocado Commission’s (CAC) Production Research Committee is seeking proposals for Avocado Establishment and Production Costs and Profitability Analysis Studies. The Committee is seeking proposals that will modernize and update the Avocado Production Cost Studies.

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Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District Seeks Grower Input on Wildfire Protection Plan

  • Jan 10, 2020

The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District is in the process of updating its Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP )and is hosting community workshops and posting an online survey to gather input from the community. CWPP is designed to describe wildfire hazards and mitigation measures specific to a community — and input from the community is important to that process.

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