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.
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.
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.
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.