Industry News

Spring 2024 Issue of From the Grove Is Available Online

  • Jun 17, 2024

The latest issue of the California Avocado Commission’s quarterly publication, From the Grove, is now available on the California avocado grower website.

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CAS Avocado Field Seminar Covers Pruning, Reeds and Gems, Planting Trees and a Fruit Fly Update

  • Jun 17, 2024

The California Avocado Society, in partnership with the California Avocado Commission and the UC Cooperative Extension, is hosting a comprehensive Avocado Field Seminar on June 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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The CDFA Announces Reed Avocado Release Dates for the 2024/2025 Season

  • May 31, 2024

On May 22, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Avocado Inspection Program announced the Reed avocado release dates for the 2024/2025 season.

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2024 California Mid-Season Crop Update

  • May 28, 2024

The Commission typically releases a crop update with an estimated crop size and timing based on grower survey results. There are times when the grower and handler survey results are not aligned closely enough for CAC to publish one number. This is the case in 2024 and therefore CAC is providing the results of both the handler and grower mid-season crop updates.

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Rely® 280 Herbicide Available for Use in California Avocado Groves

  • May 28, 2024

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved the herbicide Rely® 280 (glufosinate-ammonium) for use in avocado groves in California. Rely® 280 is a post-emergence broad-spectrum herbicide for use against broadleaf and grassy weeds. Glufosinate-ammonium is an excellent alternative to glyphosate, especially for those weeds that have developed glyphosate resistance. 

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Growers Encouraged to Submit Comments Regarding Guatemalan Avocado Imports Risk Management Document

  • May 20, 2024

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has compiled a Risk Management Document concerning the potential decision to permit the importation of avocados from Guatemala, a region known for the prevalence of the avocado seed weevil. California avocado growers are encouraged to submit comments or letters and submit them to the USDA.

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