Every five years the California Department of Food and Agriculture holds a state-mandated referendum vote to provide California avocado growers the opportunity to determine whether the California Avocado Commission will be reapproved to continue for the next five years. Ballots will be mailed February 16 and must be postmarked by March 17.
The California Avocado Commission seeks interested candidates to fill two vacancies on the Commission Board of Directors — Producer Alternate Member for District 2 and Producer Alternate Member for District 3. Nominations for both positions are due February 24, 2021.
When it comes to potential wind damage, California avocado growers typically face two different scenarios: chronic wind exposure or severe wind events. Learn what you can do to prevent and manage wind damage.
Although the California avocado growing regions are expected to experience a moderate La Niña phase with warmer average temperatures through spring 2021, the lower rainfall amounts associated with this climate phase can lead to sudden cold spells or freezes. Learn more about preparing groves for potential frosts or freezes.
In spring, as California avocado trees begin to bloom, growers often report seeing yellow leaves at the ends of branches of otherwise healthy trees. Dr. Danny Klittich, of Redox, recently posted a helpful article about the yellowing of leaves in spring, what this indicates, and what growers can do to remedy the situation. Learn more.
On Thursday, February 11, University of Florida researchers will host an online Avocado Laurel Wilt and Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle Workshop from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific time. The event will provide updates concerning basic and applied LW-AB research and how this pest-disease complex impacts avocado production.
With more consumers likely completing their holiday shopping online this year due to COVID, the California Avocado Commission ran engaging social and digital promotions featuring California avocado merchandise available exclusively at its online shop. The promotions were timed to coincide with key holiday shopping events and featured special merchandise codes to help budget-conscious consumers secure a percentage discount on their purchased items