GreenSheet | February 16, 2024

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

Avocado Café Fertilization and Data Analysis Webinar

  • Feb 15, 2024

On February 27, the Avocado Café will host a free webinar from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. concerning choosing your fertilizer wisely and interpreting your analysis.

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Upcoming District 1 and District 2 Grower Meeting

  • Feb 13, 2024

The California Avocado Commission’s District 1 and District 2 board members are hosting a grower meeting in Fallbrook, CA on February 19. Learn more.

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Assistance Available for Producers Affected by Recent Winter Storms

  • Feb 12, 2024

The California Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance to aid producers in their recovery efforts following recent winter flooding. Learn more.

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California Avocado Growers Encouraged to Complete Laurel Wilt Survey

  • Feb 10, 2024

The University of Florida, University of California – Riverside, University of California – Davis, University of Hawaii and Texas A&M University are conducting a laurel wilt and Phytophthora root rot survey to gather information concerning growers’ cultural management decisions and better determine the economic costs of management options.

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Invasive Fruit Fly Quarantines

  • Feb 08, 2024

According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, California is experiencing an unusually high number of invasive fruit fly detections this season. Quarantines are currently in place for the Oriental fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly in California avocado growing regions. Learn more.

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AB-865: Final Results

  • Feb 06, 2024

AB-865 is proposed legislation that would require listed produce sold in California to be produced in accordance with California’s standards and policies in areas like pesticide use, wages and child labor laws. If enacted, AB-865 would require a “distributor that sells one of those agricultural products to a retailer with more than one retail location to provide to the retailer the self-attestation form received from a grower or producer.”

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Video of the Month: The Lyall Family

  • Feb 13, 2024

The California Avocado Commission’s featured Video of the Month for February 2024 is a profile of the Lyall family — a multi-generational family of California avocado growers with groves in Pauma Valley.

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February 2024 Marketing Digest

  • Feb 07, 2024

The California Avocado Commission is trying something new this year: once per month we will provide a “Marketing Digest” with very brief updates on a variety of topics. We will include summary headlines so if you only have time to scan the topics at least you will get a little information about marketing support.

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