GreenSheet | April 16, 2024

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

Phase One of CDFA’s Produce Safety Program Online Portal Launches

  • Apr 12, 2024

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Produce Safety Program has launched the first phase of its PSP data repository website (or Farm Data Repository) that allows growers to view their own digital farm inspection records and reports.

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Tree Samples Needed for Avocado Sunblotch Viroid Disease Study

  • Apr 11, 2024

Accurate symptom identification of Avocado sunblotch viroid disease in symptomatic and asymptomatic plants and disease detection are of great importance. A research team is seeking sample symptomatic and asymptomatic avocado trees to optimize ASBVd detection. 

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Growers Encouraged to Complete Storm Damage Surveys

  • Apr 10, 2024

There is the potential for agricultural producers to receive storm-related aid via the Emergency Conservation Program. To help the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency get a better picture of the extent of damage caused by winter 2024 storms, California avocado growers are encouraged to complete the following storm damage surveys (as applicable).

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Video of the Month: California Avocado Season Opener Public Relations Event

  • Apr 14, 2024

The California Avocado Commission’s featured Video of the Month for April 2024 is an approximately one-minute video highlighting a unique consumer public relations event in conjunction with a premium California retailer, Gelson’s.

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Season Opener Public Relations Event in San Diego County Spreads News of California Avocado Availability

  • Apr 15, 2024

California avocado growers in the San Diego region are among the first to harvest their fruit, providing local grocers and consumers with a first taste of the season’s fresh crop. To generate excitement and build awareness about the start of the California avocado season, the Commission invited nine well known San Diego-focused influencers on a grove tour and retail sampling event.

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