GreenSheet | June 1, 2022

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

CDFA Reed Avocado Release Dates for 2022/2023

  • May 31, 2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Avocado Inspection Program has announced the 2022/2023 season release dates for Reed avocados.

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2021 California Agricultural Statistics Review Available Online

  • May 26, 2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has released the California Agricultural Statistics Review 2020-2021 online. Learn more.

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Virtual Seminar to Address Avocado Irrigation

  • May 24, 2022

On June 2, Avocado Café will host a two-hour virtual seminar entitled, “Understanding Irrigation — How the Plant Responds and the Soil Beneath.” It is the first in a series of sessions that will cover California avocado grove irrigation principles.

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Avocado Industry Members Encouraged to Be a Relevancy Reviewer for USDA SCRI Proposals

  • May 19, 2022

Members of the California avocado industry can help ensure USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) funded projects are meeting the priorities of the avocado sector by volunteering as a reviewer for SCRI pre-applications. Learn more.

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Disaster Funds Available for Specialty Crop Producers

  • May 18, 2022

Commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021 are now eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Relief Program funding through the Farm Service Agency. Learn more about this funding resource.

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Funding Available for Organic and Transitioning Growers in California

  • May 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for its Organic and Transitional Education Certification Program and Organic Certification Cost Share Program. Learn more.

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California Avocado Commission Hosts Grove Open House for Media and Influencers

  • May 30, 2022

To kick off the 10th anniversary of California Avocado Month in June, the California Avocado Commission hosted an in-person California avocado grove open house at Rancho Santo Thomas in Valley Center, Calif., for local media and influencers as well as trade media, to learn about the premium attributes and competitive advantages of California avocados.

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California Avocado Brand Advocates Inspire, Engage and Educate Diverse Consumers

  • May 28, 2022

Through a combination of enticing photography, exciting recipes and entertaining and educational content generated by the Brand Advocates, the Commission is able to expand the visibility of California avocados with the influencers’ audiences in a credible manner.

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Menu Ideation Sessions Expand California Avocado Offerings at Fresh Brothers Pizza

  • May 25, 2022

In the spring of 2021, Fresh Brothers Pizza launched a line of salads that included some concepts featuring fresh avocados. To further energize their menu and amortize their costs, Fresh Brothers Pizza expressed interest in expanding usage of fresh California avocados on their signature pizzas in 2022.

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