GreenSheet | December 17, 2018

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

CAC and Packers to Host Produce Safety Alliance Trainings – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • Dec 14, 2018

To help avocado growers and related industry members comply with the mandatory Produce Safety Alliance training, the California Avocado Commission, in partnership with California avocado handlers, has scheduled two Produce Safety Alliance trainings exclusively for California avocado growers for a very modest fee of $35. Learn more.

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House and Senate Approve the Farm Bill

  • Dec 14, 2018

On December 12, both the House and Senate voted to approve a Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The bill will now go to the President for his signature.

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Grower Response Needed for San Diego County Crop Report

  • Dec 12, 2018

San Diego County avocado growers are encouraged to complete the 2018 Crop Report Questionnaire they received in the mail in December 2018. Responses remain confidential and are used solely to compile relevant statistics for the Crop Report published by the San Diego County Agricultural Commissioner’s office.

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Ground Squirrel Control in Avocado Groves

  • Dec 12, 2018

According to the UC Integrated Pest Management website, avocados are particularly vulnerable to California ground squirrels and although squirrels hibernate in cold winters they tend to be active year-round in avocado growing regions. Learn more about ground squirrels and how best to control their population.

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UC Davis Study Indicates CAC 2013-17 Marketing Had a Significant Positive Impact

  • Dec 06, 2018

On November 13, Dr. Richard Sexton presented findings from the recently completed study, “Economic Impacts of the California Avocado Commission’s (CAC) Advertising and Promotion Program: 2013 – 2017” to the CAC Board. Learn more about the results of the study.

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