Industry News

California Avocado Society Annual Meeting

  • Sep 15, 2019

California avocado growers are encouraged to attend the 104th California Avocado Society Annual Meeting on Friday, October 4 that will include a field tour at the Hansen Agricultural Research & Extension Center followed by a BBQ lunch presentation and a brief general meeting. Learn more.

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SWEEP Funds Offer Growers with Opportunity to Improve Water Management

  • Sep 10, 2019

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides up to $100,000 for practices that improve water use efficiency and reduce energy used for water management. Now is the time to work on a SWEEP proposal, prior to the reopening of the grants application process in late 2019. 

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Update Concerning San Diego County Water Authority Shutdown

  • Aug 28, 2019

The San Diego County Water Authority will shutdown water supplies for about 10 days for aqueduct maintenance. The work is scheduled to begin around September 7 and will affect Fallbrook Public Utility District, Rainbow Municipal Water District and a portion of Valley Center Municipal Water District.

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Avocado Production Course for New Growers in San Diego County

  • Aug 28, 2019

The University of California Cooperative Extension is offering a six-week Avocado Production Course for New Growers that begins October 1 and ends November 12. Learn more. 

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New Labeling Requirements for Glyphosate

  • Aug 21, 2019

As of August 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will no longer approve pesticide labeling that lists the Proposition 65 warning due to the presence of glyphosate. Learn more about the EPA's decision. 

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Celebrate California Avocados at the 13th Annual Avocado and Margarita Festival

  • Aug 14, 2019

California avocado growers are encouraged to join California avocado fans and the California Avocado Commission at the 13th Annual Avocado and Margarita Festival held on the waterfront in Morro Bay.

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