Growers are probably aware of the trade issues between the U.S. and China that have been widely covered in the media. In anticipation of technical bilateral meetings between the two countries, the Commission drafted a letter to the USDA on behalf of members of Congress urging the USDA to make China market access a priority.
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a Notice of Written Public Comment Period for Ag Order 4.0 Conceptual Regulatory Requirement Options in November 2018. The deadline to provide written comments is 8:00 a.m., January 22, 2019 and California avocado growers are encouraged to submit comments.
Learn more about the CDFA's Healthy Soils Incentives Program and SWEEP program grants and workshops in San Diego County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County designed to help interested growers complete the grant applications.
For California avocado growers, January is the month that groves tend to be susceptible to frost and freeze damage. As the threat of colder weather arrives, it’s important for growers to understand the mechanics of frosts and freezes, and what they can do to protect their groves from unseasonably cold conditions.
In light of California’s recent bouts with drought and excessive heat, California avocado growers should give serious consideration to using organic mulch in their groves. Learn more about the benefits of mulch and myths about its use.
The California Avocado Society will host the first of its 2019 California Avocado Growers Seminar Series with workshops focused on mulch and Phytophthora. Dr. Ben Faber, Dr. Tim Spann and Dr. Carol Lovatt will deliver presentations at the seminars.
Just 25 percent of all avocado shoppers account for nearly three out of every four avocado purchases. Because these valuable avocado shoppers, designated as “Super Shoppers” by the California Avocado Commission, account for such a large proportion of all avocado purchases, the Commission conducted a study in Summer 2018 to investigate their shopping behavior and preferences. Learn more.