GreenSheet | January 16, 2018

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

Commission Secures Congressional Members’ Support on China Market Access

  • Jan 15, 2019

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.

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Commission Submits Comments on Central Coast Water Board’s Proposed Ag Order 4.0

  • Jan 14, 2019

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.

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CDFA Healthy Soils Grants and SWEEP Program Informational Seminars Available

  • Jan 14, 2019

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.

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Preparing for the Potential Frosts and Freezes of January

  • Jan 15, 2019

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.

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New Wage, Overtime and Salary Rules for Agricultural Workers

  • Jan 11, 2019

As of January 1, 2019, the following new agricultural wage, overtime and salary rules are in effect in California. Learn more.

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Herbicide Sprayer Calibration Workshop

  • Jan 11, 2019

The University of California Cooperative Extension — San Diego is hosting an Herbicide Spray Calibration Workshop on January 30.

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Dispelling the Myths of Mulch

  • Jan 10, 2019

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.

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Upcoming CAS Seminar Addresses Mulch, Phytophthora and Gibberellic Acid Use

  • Jan 07, 2019

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.

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Study Indicates Super Shoppers Proactively Choose California Avocados

  • Jan 09, 2019

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.

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