Industry News

Ground Squirrel and Gopher Control Course Available Online

  • Jul 06, 2021

As part of the UC Ag Experts Talk webinar series, courses are being made available to interested parties online. The most recent addition to the online library is “An Integrated Approach to Managing Ground Squirrels and Pocket Gophers."

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Santa Barbara County Ag Pass Program and Training Available

  • Jun 30, 2021

The Ag Pass program provides firefighters and law enforcement officers with a means of identifying vetted commercial growers and their employees during wildfires or similar disasters. Those who possess an Ag Pass may potentially be given limited emergency access to their farm/ranch in order to protect or care for agricultural assets and/or to help provide emergency personnel with information.

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Excessive Heat, High Winds and Fire Weather Warnings Issued

  • Jun 11, 2021

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.

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CDFA Reed Avocado Release Dates for 2021/2022

  • May 25, 2021

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Avocado Inspection Program announced the 2021/2022 season release dates for Reed avocados.

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CAC Releases Mid-Season Update For 2021 Crop

  • May 15, 2021

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.

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Virtual Avocado Field Day Videos Available Online

  • Apr 30, 2021

Videos from the informative avocado field day seminar entitled “Zooming to Healthier Trees and Soils” are now available online. This event was part of the California Avocado Growers Series.

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