GreenSheet | February 1, 2021

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

CALIFORNIA AVOCADO COMMISSION REFERENDUM ANNOUNCED

  • Jan 29, 2021

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.

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CAC Seeks Districts 2 and 3 Producers for Board Alternate Member Positions

  • Jan 31, 2021

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.

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Preventing and Managing Wind Damage in California Avocado Groves

  • Jan 26, 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.

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Drier La Niña Winter Conditions Can Contribute to Sudden Freezes

  • Jan 20, 2021

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.

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Yellow Leaves in Spring Indicative of Need to Adjust Nutrient Management

  • Jan 25, 2021

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.

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Webinar to Address Agriculture Water System Challenges

  • Jan 29, 2021

The Ag in Uncertain Times team will host a free webinar on February 3 at 10:00 a.m. to share information concerning Western Water Systems Updates.

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Wildfire Refresher for Agricultural Producers Webinar

  • Jan 29, 2021

The Oregon State University Extension Service is offering a free Agricultural Wildfire Refresher Webinar on February 10 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

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Avocado Laurel Wilt Ambrosia Beetle Online Workshop

  • Jan 27, 2021

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.

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California Avocado Merchandise Shop Holiday Promotions Garner Double and Triple-digit Sales Increases

  • Jan 22, 2021

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

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