The California Avocado Commission’s Winter 2022 edition of From the Grove is now available online. The publication covers a range of business, marketing, legislative and research topics of interest to the California avocado industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program provides specialty crop producers with financial assistance for certain on-farm food safety program expenses. The 2023 application will become available on February 1, 2023.
A new seminar, entitled “Get Down – Fertilizers,” will discuss fertilization best practices and how to read water and soil reports for California avocado groves. The event will be held February 15 from 10:00 a.m. – noon with in-person and virtual attendance options available.
Members of the California avocado industry in need of satisfying the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirement are encouraged to attend the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course that will be held on February 22.
Produce industry maven Jan DeLyser announced her plan to retire from the California Avocado Commission after 24 years of service to the organization. The tentative timing for her retirement is mid-February 2023.
The California Avocado Commission foodservice team attended the Kinetic 12 Emergence Operator-Supplier Roundtable event in early December, taking advantage of a key opportunity to educate purchasing and supply chain decision-makers about the benefits and value of California avocados.