The National Weather Service has issued warnings concerning an extended period of excessive heat, gusty winds and critical fire weather conditions beginning Monday, June 14 and lasting throughout the entire next week for the Los Angeles/Oxnard region. The region will experience higher temperatures and gusty winds, peaking Tuesday through Friday, June 18.
As part of the California Avocado Commission’s crop estimating efforts, an annual mid-season crop estimating survey is conducted among growers and handlers during the month of April. The results of these surveys are used to inform the industry of the total crop expected to come to market and as a guide that helps shape the timing of CAC’s marketing efforts.
Ag Order 4.0, which addresses waste discharge requirements for irrigated lands, is now in effect after being approved by the Central Coast Water Board. The Ag Order’s requirements are designed to minimize nutrient, pesticide and sediment discharges to surface water as well as protect riparian and wetland habitats.
The Spring 2021 issue of From the Grove is now available on the California avocado growers’ website.
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