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."
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.
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.
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.
The Avocado Inspection Committee (AIC) is currently seeking a producer to fill its vacant alternate grower member position for the term ending May 30, 2021. The AIC provides the California Department of Food and Agriculture secretary with recommendations concerning matters pertaining to the California Avocado Inspection Program, which provides uniform inspections of avocados.
The California Avocado Commission (CAC) seeks interested candidates to fill two vacancies on the Commission Board of Directors. Nomination materials for both positions are due February 3, 2020.