Governor Gavin Newsom recently issued an emergency proclamation to help communities affected by the recent severe winter storms that have caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, power outages and damage to critical infrastructure. In an effort to assess the damage suffered by the agricultural industry, the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures is collecting information that will be used to qualify for emergency assistance.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program will begin scheduling on-farm food safety inspections for a number of large fruit, nut and vegetable farms beginning in April.
The presentation materials from the February California Avocado Society Grower Series seminar are now available. The materials cover the following topics: the use of mulch in avocado groves, the use of plant growth regulator GA3 and a summary of phytophthora.
Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, in cooperation with the Air Resources Board, is collecting data from the Agricultural Equipment Survey to obtain an accurate inventory of self-propelled off-road equipment used in California agricultural operations.
The California Avocado Commission is actively building anticipation for the 2019 California avocado season, teasing targeted consumers with social media communications and working with retailers and foodservice operators to set up timely crop transitions and customized promotions.
As soon as the California Avocado Commission Board of Directors approved CAC’s annual plan, the merchandising/marketing teams began preparing messaging and materials to present to retailers and foodservice operators in advance of California avocado season. Learn more about the pre-season activities about the CAC merchandising/marketing teams.