GreenSheet | October 16, 2018

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

Commission to Host November 8 Grower Meeting in Santa Paula with SCE on Public Safety Power Shutoff Protocol

  • Oct 15, 2018

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.

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California Avocado Grower Irrigation Survey

  • Oct 12, 2018

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. 

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WHIP Funds Available for Damage Caused by California Wildfires

  • Oct 03, 2018

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.

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Casitas Municipal Water District Hosts Town Hall to Discuss Drought’s Impact on Agriculture

  • Oct 12, 2018

California avocado growers in the Casitas Municipal Water District are encouraged to attend an Agricultural Town Hall to discuss the impact of the stage four drought on growers.

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Refunds for Organic Certification Are Available

  • Oct 11, 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.

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Effects of 2018 Fires and July Heat Wave on California Avocados

  • Oct 08, 2018

The latest updates concerning the after effects of the 2018 wildfires and July heat wave on the current and future California avocado crops.

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Leaf Analysis

  • Oct 01, 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.

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Technical Review Committee Members Needed for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

  • Oct 01, 2018

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.

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Commission Shares New California Avocado Usage Ideas at Morro Bay Events

  • Oct 10, 2018

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.

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Commission’s New Welcome Email Series Surpasses Expectations

  • Oct 12, 2018

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.

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CAC Begins 40th Anniversary Celebration at PMA Fresh Summit

  • Oct 08, 2018

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.

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30-day weather outlook for October 16, 2018 – November 16, 2018

  • Oct 16, 2018

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.

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