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."
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.
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.