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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.