The California Avocado Commission (CAC) is conducting its annual grower crop survey. It is important California avocado growers complete the survey as it enables CAC to fine tune crop estimates, predict the harvest flow to market and understand growers’ farming practices in light of global market pressures, weather incidents and water pricing.
As of March 27, 2018, foliar application of ProGibb LV Plus® to ‘Hass’ avocado trees in commercial orchards has been approved. Dr. Carol J. Lovatt, emerita professor of plant physiology at the University of California – Riverside, recently completed research concerning the effectiveness of ProGibb LV Plus® on avocado fruit size and yield. Learn more.
Two producer members of the Avocado Inspection Committee were formally recognized on March 27 for their years of service to the avocado industry. Peter Changala and Will Carleton have both served as AIC members for eight years and will retire in May 2018.
The United States Department of Agriculture has announced it will distribute up to $2.36 billion to farmers and ranchers affected by hurricanes and wildfires. California growers who were affected by the recent wildfires are encouraged to sign up for the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program.
To help offset Advanced Metering Infrastructure telemetry installation and equipment costs, pumpers may apply for rebates and/or participate in a pilot Water Market program that will qualify them for a larger rebate.
Bayer is hosting a nationwide Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award for beekeepers between the ages of 12 - 18, who can win $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000 to support their honey bee-focused school or community initiatives, or to help fund their college tuition.
Beginning in June, California avocado fans will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a multi-sensory exhibition that explores the Golden State’s favorite fruit from seed to skin. The California Avocado Commission is title sponsor of the CADO pop-up museum, which will debut in San Diego at the South Promenade of Liberty Station.
Summary- Most rains focus on the SierraNV (rain and snow), and N California as far S as the Bay Area. Troughs and fronts alternate with periods of warm dry upper high pressure from April 13th through the 26th. Our CFSDailyAI system suggests some showers in the central and N SierraNV from April 28-30th, then into S California on May 1-2. Another rain with some TSTMS is suggested in the SierraNV from May 5-9.