GreenSheet | June 16, 2020

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

Growers Encouraged to Complete Survey About COVID-19 in the Workplace

  • Jun 12, 2020

The University of California – Davis’s Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and the Farm Employers Labor Services invite members of the agricultural industry to complete a ten-minute online survey about their experiences addressing COVID-19 in the workplace

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CDC and Department of Labor Issue COVID-29 Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers

  • Jun 12, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Labor have released interim COVID-19 guidance online for agriculture workers and employers, noting this guidance may be adapted by state and local health departments in response to local COVID-19 circumstances.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Seasonal Agriculture Workers and Those Living in Shared Accommodations

  • Jun 10, 2020

United Fresh, AFFI and Western Growers, with input from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, have released guidance for agricultural employers pertaining to how they can help protect seasonal workers and those who live in shared/communal housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

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California Department of Industrial Relations Releases Bi-lingual COVID-19 Videos

  • Jun 05, 2020

The California Department of Industrial Relations has released English- and Spanish-language COVID-19 videos concerning infection prevention guidance for agricultural workers.

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EPA Releases Temporary Guidance Concerning PPE for Agricultural Pesticide Handlers

  • Jun 04, 2020

In light of the shortage of personal protective equipment for the agricultural industry due to COVID-19, the Environment Protection Agency has released temporary guidelines concerning respiratory protection for agricultural pesticide handlers. Learn more.

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2018 Crop Year Statistics for California Now Available

  • Jun 05, 2020

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has released the California Agricultural Statistics Review 2018-19 online.

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New Report Examines Status of Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer in Tijuana River Valley

  • Jun 08, 2020

A new report, The Ecology and Management of the Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer in the Tijuana River Valley, by Dr. John Boland, Dr. Kellie Uyeda and Dr. Debbie Woodward summarizes the current status of KSHB in this region.

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Cover Crop Selection Tool Available

  • Jun 10, 2020

Shulamit Shroder, Climate Smart Specialist in Kern County, has created a new online tool to help growers select cover crops best suited to their grove’s conditions and needs. Learn more.

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Commission Promotes Ninth Annual California Avocado Month in June

  • Jun 03, 2020

Summer 2020 marks the ninth year the California Avocado Commission has celebrated California Avocado Month, showcasing the availability and versatility of the premium fruit during peak harvest in June. This year, with extended safer-at-home orders in states with the majority of California avocado distribution, the Commission placed renewed emphasis on recipes consumers can prepare at home.

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Artisan Chefs Present Their Versions of the “Next California Avocado Toast”

  • Jun 09, 2020

Avocado toast is a hugely popular trend. So, as part of the California Avocado Commission’s California Avocado Month celebration, the Commission asked four renowned chefs to create recipes that they think represent the next big culinary avocado trend.

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