On Friday July 6, 2018, the California avocado industry was hit by an unprecedented heatwave. For many growing areas the heat continued into July 7 and July 8. What made this event so different from previous heatwaves? Learn more.
The California Avocado Commission will host a Pine Tree Ranch Field Day entitled, "Managing and Recovering from Plant Stress" on September 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Growers are encouraged to attend and learn more about identifying and managing stressed avocado trees in their groves.
California law requires that employers address workplace hazards in order to protect their employees. With recent temperatures and humidity soaring, it is important that employers take special precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses from occurring.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke joined Representatives Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove at Don Pedro Lake and New Melones Reservoir to tour the area and discuss the importance of water storage and the impact the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan proposed updates — which would divert 30 – 50 percent of “unimpaired flows” to the ocean — would have on the agricultural industry.
The annual California Avocado Commission (CAC) General Election will be held in October 2018 and nominations are now being accepted. The deadline for receiving all relevant nomination materials is August 24.
The San Diego Farm to Fork Week celebration will take place from September 9 – 16 and will celebrate local farmers, ranchers and fishermen and the chefs, restaurants, wineries and bars that support local agriculture by sourcing local ingredients.
The Organic Grower Summit will be held December 12 – 13 at the Monterey Conference Center and will bring together organic growers, producers, handlers, service providers, supply chain partners, packaging and technology companies for a series of educational and networking opportunities.
Due to popular request, the organizers of the 12th Annual Avocado and Margarita Street Festival have expanded the footprint of the event and added numerous new food vendors to provide attendees with more space and more California avocado dishes to enjoy. The event takes place September 8 in Morro Bay. Learn more.
While organics are currently a small part of the California avocado category, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) demonstrated its support for the growing sector by participating in the Organic Produce Summit held in Monterey, California from July 11 – 12.
During the peak months of California avocado season, the California Avocado Commission’s targeted foodservice chain partners showcase a variety of summer-themed California avocado dishes and sides that encourage demand for the fruit while inspiring diners to incorporate California avocados in meals they prepare at home. This summer, the Commission partnered with Real Mex Restaurants, First Watch, Denny’s and Garden Fresh.
This year the Fresh Produce and Floral SoCal Expo provided the California Avocado Commission with an opportunity to showcase California avocados to some of the region’s most influential produce managers and retail decision makers at the inaugural Monday Night Adventure Reception held at Disney’s California Adventure Park.