GreenSheet | August 16, 2019

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

CAC Assessing Interest in Laurel Wilt Florida Avocado Tour

  • Aug 13, 2019

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) would like to hear from growers concerning whether they would be interested in participating in a tour in Florida to see the effects of laurel wilt disease firsthand and learn more about how it’s being managed. Learn more about this opportunity.

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CAC to Host a Gem Seminar and Field Tour

  • Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Dixon, former California Avocado Commission Research Program Director and current Chief Technical officer for Seeka, a New Zealand-based produce company, will deliver two seminars discussing his company’s experience with the Gem avocado and share his knowledge of the cultivar. Learn more.

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2019 CAC General Election and Nomination Information Available Online

  • Jul 15, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 CAC General Election are now being accepted. One producer member seat and one producer alternate seat in each of the five districts are open. In addition, one handler member seat and one handler alternate member seat are open.

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Fire Prevention Measures for California Avocado Groves

  • Aug 08, 2019

Learn more about fire readiness and best practices concerning how to create defensible spaces to prevent the spread of wildfires in California avocado groves.

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How to Care for Your Avocado Grove After a Fire

  • Aug 09, 2019

After a fire, it’s important to walk the grove in order to assess the varying level of damage to trees within the grove. Learn more about the steps you should take if your grove suffers fire damage.

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Regulation Protecting Workers from Exposure to Wildfire Smoke in Effect

  • Aug 07, 2019

As of July 30, 2019, an emergency regulation requiring protection for workers exposed to wildfire smoke is in effect. The Farm Employers Labor Service has created a webpage with compliance resources that can be useful to growers.

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San Diego County Water Shutdown Due to Repairs

  • Aug 14, 2019

Due to infrastructure repairs, the San Diego County Water Authority will be shutting down water within 3 – 4 weeks. Learn more about the affected areas.

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San Diego County Water Quality Workshop

  • Aug 14, 2019

The UCCE San Diego is hosting a Water Quality Workshop August 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The workshop will provide information concerning irrigation efficiency, nutrient management, pesticides and groundwater, and erosion controls.

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San Diego Water Board Enforcing Commercial Agriculture Regulatory Program Enrollment

  • Aug 07, 2019

California avocado growers in the San Diego Water Board’s jurisdiction are required to enroll in the Commercial Agriculture Regulatory Program or face a fine of up to $1,000 per day. The San Diego Water Board is actively pursuing enforcement, thus growers are encouraged to be certain they are enrolled in the program.

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Celebrate California Avocados at the 13th Annual Avocado and Margarita Festival

  • Aug 14, 2019

California avocado growers are encouraged to join California avocado fans and the California Avocado Commission at the 13th Annual Avocado and Margarita Festival held on the waterfront in Morro Bay.

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California Avocado Month Public Relations Campaign Earns Double the Expected Number of Impressions

  • Aug 09, 2019

California Avocado Month is a celebration of peak season availability — an opportunity for fans and blogger advocates to attend California Avocado Commission-branded events and enjoy new recipes crafted by the Commission’s chef partners. The Commission’s integrated public relations campaigns keep the fruit top of mind for consumers throughout the month of June, while also educating fans on the unique origin and history of California avocados.

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Commission Connects with Key Retail Partners at Fourth Annual Organic Produce Summit

  • Aug 06, 2019

The California Avocado Commission joined produce executives and retail grocery chain decision makers from across the country at the sold out Fourth Annual Organic Produce Summit held in Monterey, CA. on July 10th and 11th.

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Commission Engages with Industry Leaders and the Next Generation at the FPFC Expo

  • Aug 13, 2019

As a key sponsor of the Fresh Produce and Floral Council (FPFC) Expo 2019, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) was able to showcase fresh California avocados at the height of the season while sharing important information about the fruit.

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Foodservice Chains Launch New California Avocado Menu Items During Peak Season

  • Aug 02, 2019

To encourage sales of California avocados during the peak season, the California Avocado Commission partners with targeted foodservice chains to showcase the Golden State fruit on their menus, POS materials and social media channels.

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