Industry News

Virtual CAS Annual Meeting to Cover Topics of Interest to California Avocado Growers

  • Sep 17, 2021

On October 15, the California Avocado Society will host a virtual Annual Meeting from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The meeting will cover a range of current topics that are of great interest to California avocado growers. The meeting will consist of: Virtual tours of three California avocado groves to learn about:

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: CAC Grower Profitability Study - Respond By September 15

  • Aug 31, 2021

The deadline to complete and return the anonymous grower profitability survey has been extended to September 15, 2021. If you are a commercial avocado grower (currently paying assessments to CAC), you should have received the mailed survey in early August.

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Farmworker Wildfire Smoke Alert System Launched

  • Aug 10, 2021

Ventura County has launched a new text alert system for farmworkers that sends text-based warnings to subscribers when air conditions are such that farmworkers should be wearing masks to protect themselves from smoke caused by wildfires.

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Organic Farmers Warned Against Using W.O.W Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro

  • Aug 04, 2021

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Pesticide Regulations have issued a joint statement warning organic farmers against using W.O.W. Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro pesticides as lab results indicate these products contain potentially hazardous chemicals.

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CAC Issues Late-Season 2021 Crop Update

  • Jul 30, 2021

In early July the California Avocado Commission surveyed California handlers in an effort to better understand the total volume of the 2021 crop expected, and more importantly the volume that would be harvested for the later part of the season. Based on responses to the survey, CAC has issued an updated 2021 crop volume of 250 million pounds (all varieties) and has adjusted the weekly...

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New Online Resource Focused on Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease

  • Jul 27, 2021

Raffaela lauricola, the causal agent of laurel wilt disease is a devastating pathogen that has the potential to greatly impact the California avocado industry. In an effort to build awareness around the pest-disease complex and help growers mitigate the threat, the University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center has launched an online portal gathering information related to...

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