GreenSheet | November 1, 2018

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

English and Spanish-Language Food Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Oct 31, 2018

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. Sessions will be held throughout the state — learn more.

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Public Meeting on Draft Produce Safety Guidance

  • Oct 31, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public meeting to discuss, evaluate and gather input concerning the draft guidance created to help farmers meet the Produce Safety Rule requirements. The meeting will be held in Anaheim, CA on November 29.

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2018-19 Avocado Release Dates

  • Oct 31, 2018

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Avocado Inspection Program has announced the avocado release dates for the 2018-19 season. Learn more.

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Avocado Disease Webinar to be Held in Mid-November

  • Oct 31, 2018

The University of California will host a webinar entitled, “UC Ag Experts Talk: Avocado Diseases and How to Manage,” that will cover six diseases relevant to California avocado growers. 

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Free Attendee Pre-registration for San Diego Farm and Nursery Expo Is Open

  • Oct 19, 2018

The California Avocado Commission will attend the San Diego Farm and Nursery Expo, which provides growers and vendors with the opportunity to network, learn about beneficial programs, attend seminars presented by top researchers and authorities and learn about the latest agricultural products and equipment.

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Redesigned Soil Tools Webpage Provides Access to Data, Maps and More

  • Oct 29, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has newly redesigned its Soil Tools Webpage and gathered a variety of resources to help growers evaluate and conserve soil.

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San Diego County Grower Needs Assessment Findings Available

  • Oct 29, 2018

The University Cooperative Extension San Diego has released the findings from its grower survey concerning the issues, challenges and trends affecting local agriculture and its sustainability. Learn more.

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Identifying Herbicide Injury to California Avocado Trees

  • Oct 17, 2018

For California avocado growers, it can be difficult to ascertain whether a tree is suffering from disease, pests, nutrient deficiencies or damage caused by insecticides. Learn more about herbicide damage to avocado trees, including the specific symptoms associated with different insecticide groups.

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Commission Shares Growing Advice and New Recipes with California Avocado Fans at Street Festival

  • Oct 22, 2018

The three-day Carpinteria California Avocado Fest, known as AvoFest, is one of the largest free festivals in California, with an estimated attendance of more than 100,000. AvoFest is an ideal event for the California Avocado Commission to share new recipe ideas that inspire thousands of fans to expand their usage of California avocados and enjoy the fruit in their beverages, snacks, desserts and meals.

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