GreenSheet | October 16, 2020

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

CAC General Election Ballots Due October 26

  • Oct 13, 2020

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) General Election is currently underway. Elections are being held for one producer member seat in each of the five CAC districts, as well as one handler member seat. 

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Commission Helps Secure Wholesale Water Rate Savings of $474 Per Acre Foot for San Diego County Growers

  • Oct 08, 2020

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors approved a Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate structure that will continue to provide lower water rates for farmers in exchange for lower water supply reliability. Learn more.

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Ventura County Farmworker Household Assistance Program Still Accepting Applications

  • Oct 12, 2020

The Farmworker Household Assistance Program in Ventura County aids farmworkers who may be in danger of losing their homes due to the COVID pandemic. Learn more about this program and how to apply.

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Upcoming California Avocado Society Annual Meeting

  • Oct 07, 2020

The California Avocado Society will host its 105th Annual Meeting virtually on Wednesday, October 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Valley Center Municipal Water District Shutoff

  • Oct 08, 2020

From 1:00 a.m. on October 31 through 8:00 p.m. on November 10, the San Diego aqueduct that delivers water to the majority of the Valley Center Municipal Water District will be out of service for repairs. Learn more.

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Online Organic Farming Lessons Available

  • Oct 02, 2020

California avocado growers interested in learning about organic production can now receive free organic farmer training for specialty crops online. The online program allows growers to complete the training at their own pace

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Microirrigation System Maintenance

  • Oct 06, 2020

Late fall and winter are an ideal time to review irrigation systems for needed repairs or malfunctions. Microirrigation systems are susceptible to clogs due to their miniscule flow passages. Learn how to identify the source of clogs and fix the issue. 

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Living Well Brand Advocates Capture the Attention of Consumers with Creative California Avocado Content

  • Oct 14, 2020

Health and wellness continue to be topics of great interest to consumers. To satisfy consumers’ penchant for new recipes ideas and nutrition information, the California Avocado Commission partnered with trusted third-party experts who promoted the health benefits of California avocados, demonstrated usage tips and shared one-of-a-kind recipe ideas for a wide range of dietary lifestyles.

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Returning Chain Partners Showcase Peak Season California Avocados

  • Oct 06, 2020

Three returning foodservice chain partners — Habit Burger, Rubio’s and Flame Broiler —featured unique California avocado menu items in July and August with digital and social media promotions designed to remind diners that summer is prime California avocado season.

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