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Avocado Heat Damage
Follow-up

Recently, the California avocado industry was hit by an unprecedented heatwave — a three-day event preceded by a very mild season that affected the entire industry. How can growers assess the damage to their trees and what can they do to help their groves recover?

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Latest News

Handler Alternate Member Seat Vacancy on CAC Board

  • Sep 17, 2018

The California Avocado Commission seeks interested candidates to fill a handler alternate member seat vacancy on the Commission Board of Directors. The person appointed to the position will serve for the unexpired portion of the term through October 31, 2019.

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Commission Showcases California Avocado Menu Applications for High-profile Foodservice Executives

  • Sep 13, 2018

Two foodservice industry events provided the California Avocado Commission (CAC) with the opportunity to showcase unique, trend-setting California avocado dishes and beverages while demonstrating the benefit and value of adding the fresh fruit to menus.

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New Survey Seeks Grower Input Concerning Integrated Weed Management

  • Sep 11, 2018

A new online survey seeks to better understand how farmers and growers utilize integrated weed management strategies. Learn more.

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Avocado Researchers Examine Possibility that Nocturnal Insects Pollinate Avocado Trees at Night

  • Sep 11, 2018

A new research paper explores nocturnal pollination of ‘Hass’ avocado trees and the presence of nocturnal insects that may play a role in pollination. The paper is based on observations by researchers in New Zealand and contains insights of interest to avocado growers.

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Upcoming Events

05 Oct

32nd Annual California Avocado Festival

1:00pm - 10:00pm
Carpinteria, CA
06 Oct

32nd Annual California Avocado Festival

10:00am - 10:00pm
Carpinteria, CA
07 Oct

32nd Annual California Avocado Festival

10:00am - 6:00pm
Carpinteria, CA

Current Markets

California Hass (updated 09/11/2018)
Avocado Size FOB Price Field Price
48's $33.75-$39.00 $1.14-$1.35
60's $32.25-$34.00 $1.08-$1.15
70's $26.25-$29.00 $.84-$.95
Avocado Volume Summary (week ending 09/16/2018)
Weekly Volume Season-to-Date
California Total 3,918,225 316,754,898
Import Total 53,833,948 1,985,279,587
USA Total 58,969,048 2,315,715,390

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