Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocol that would shut power off during extreme weather events to mitigate the potential for wildfires. CAC is hosting an informational meeting concerning the PSPS protocol that will be of interest to growers in the SCE service area.
The California Avocado Commission is conducting a brief California avocado grower online survey to better understand grower awareness and use of various irrigation techniques. The survey is part of the Commission's soil moisture sensor project at Pine Tree Ranch. Learn more.
California avocado growers who experienced losses due to the 2017 California wildfires are encouraged to sign up for the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program. The deadline to sign up for the program is November 16, 2018.
Organic California avocado growers are eligible to receive reimbursements from the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program to help offset the costs of obtaining organic certification and registration. Applications are due October 31, 2018.
Leaf analysis is a critical tool in helping California avocado growers determine whether their trees are receiving the correct levels of nutrients necessary for optimal fruit quality and yields. Recent fire and heat damage may impact which leaves are available for sampling on trees and pruning back damaged limbs will alter nutrient standards. Learn more about leaf sampling best practices.
California’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee seeks members to help review and evaluate funding proposals sent to the committee. SCBGP provides grants to enhance the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crops.
The California Avocado Commission was a sponsor of the Taste of the Grove event on September 7 and on the following day met thousands of California avocado fans at the Morro Bay Avocado and Margarita Street Festival.
The California Avocado Commission’s email newsletter, which currently has nearly 210,000 subscribers, is an excellent marketing tool to reach devoted California avocado lovers. To enhance California avocado fan engagement with the newsletter, the Commission launched a four-part email Welcome Series for new subscribers.
The 2018 Fresh Summit occupy the largest space in PMA history, with tens of thousands of attendees expected to tour 330,000 net square feet housing 1,200 exhibitors. The event is the perfect venue for the California Avocado Commission (CAC) to kick off its 40-year anniversary celebration.
Summary- High pressure will continue over central and N California, and the eastern N Pacific from N California WSW-ward. This will continue the tendency for drier than normal conditions through the remainder of October and most of November.