GreenSheet | April 16, 2019

Read the latest GreenSheet for up-to-the-minute California avocado industry news, research and information.

Growers Encouraged to Complete Crop Survey to Assist with the Crop Estimate Process

  • Apr 10, 2019

The California Avocado Commission encourages all growers to complete the annual grower crop survey — an important tool in helping the Commission adjust crop estimates, predict the flow of avocados to market and better understand the challenges growers face due to weather, global competition and water pricing and availability.

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Goleta Water Board Lifts Drought Surcharge and Lowers Water Shortage to Stage I

  • Apr 10, 2019

On April 9, the Goleta Water District Board of Directors directed that the drought surcharge be lifted at the start of the next billing cycle. All water used on or after May 1 will not be subject to the drought surcharge. Learn more.

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Water Quality Impacts on California Avocado – A Collaborative Approach

  • Apr 15, 2019

A comprehensive understanding of how water quality impacts avocado tree health and fruit quality is still limited. Dr. Sat Darshan Khalsa and Dr. Ben Faber are leading a collaborative study of water quality impacts on California avocado trees. Learn more.

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Upcoming Produce Safety Training Seminars

  • Apr 11, 2019

The Food Safety Alliance, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is hosting a series of Produce Safety training sessions at a discounted rate of $35 per attendee. These courses satisfy the U.S. Food and Drug Association Produce Safety training requirement.

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Growers Encouraged to Attend Upcoming H2A Stakeholder Forums

  • Apr 11, 2019

California avocado growers who use H2A contractors or directly hire H2A workers — and those interested in learning more about H2A labor options — are encouraged to attend free H2A Roundtable Sessions organized by the Agricultural Personnel Management Association.

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Hass Avocado Board Releases Annual Board Election Schedule

  • Apr 10, 2019

The Hass Avocado Board, whose mission is to promote the consumption of Hass avocados in the U.S., has begun its annual board election process. On April 10, HAB mailed announcements of open seats to all eligible producers and importers of Hass avocados in search of nominations for the positions

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USDA Launches New Online Tools to Assist with H-2A Applications and Farm Loans

  • Apr 05, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture website has two new tools to assist farmers with H-2A visa applications and to manage their farm loans. Learn more.

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NAP Buy-up Coverage Available and New Service Fees Announced

  • Apr 15, 2019

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of commercial crops for which insurance coverage is not available. This insurance protects against natural disaster that lead to crop losses, lower yields or prevent the planting of crops.

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CAC Annual Meeting Presentation Available Online

  • Apr 09, 2019

Presentation materials from the California Avocado Commission 2019 annual meetings are now available online.

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Social Media Posts Garner More than 500,000 Impressions in Just Three Weeks

  • Apr 05, 2019

Leading in to the California avocado season, the California Avocado Commission shared engaging, relevant posts on its social media pages to generate excitement — and build anticipation — around the start of the season. 

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