As part of the California Avocado Commission’s crop estimating efforts, an annual mid-season crop estimating survey is conducted among growers and handlers during the month of April. The results of these surveys are used to inform the industry of the total crop expected to come to market and as a guide that helps shape the timing of CAC’s marketing efforts.
The Ventura County Fire Resource Conservation District is offering a series of free wildfire prevention virtual workshops. The series will discuss wildfire prevention and tips, how to prepare for potential wildfires and allow participants to ask questions of a variety of wildfire personnel and professionals.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most California counties are experiencing severe drought conditions and the long-term outlook for the state predicts a continuation of the drought through the end of July. Learn more about drought resources available to growers.
Glyphosate is a well-known and commonly used herbicide for weed management in orchards. To address purported concerns that glyphosate use could lead to soil nutrient deficiencies, Drs. Brad Hanson and O. Adewale Osipitan conducted a long-term research project from 2013-2020 to determine the impacts of glyphosate on orchard crops.
On May 27, Dr. Romina Gazis will share insights from her research concerning the potential for inducing an immune response to the laurel wilt pathogen in avocado trees. Learn more about this informative laurel wilt virtual seminar.
The California Avocado Commission hosted a season opener virtual cooking class on March 31 to generate excitement around the start of the California avocado season for key media, dietitians, brand advocates and their fans with San Diego-based chef and Top Chef All-Stars finalist Brian Malarkey.
Restaurant chain promotions help establish spring and summer as California avocado season with fresh limited-time-offer California avocado menu items that entice diners to choose the special menu offerings when ordering meals away from home. This spring two Northern California/Bay area chains — Erik’s DeliCafe and Super Duper Burgers — are promoting fresh California avocados on their menus.