The California Avocado Commission will host a virtual field day concerning Avocado Branch Canker disease on Thursday, September 17, at 3:30 p.m. The virtual seminar will consist of two presentations by Dr. Themis Michailides, University of California Kearney Agricultural Center and Dr. Liz Dann, University of Queensland, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Avocado trees are poorly adapted to high temperatures and low humidity, and new research indicates that agricultural regions in California — particularly Southern California — will face more climate extremes with notably higher daily maximum temperatures and more frequent and intense heat events. Learn more about how you can mitigate damage to your groves caused by heat extremes.
A new report released by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Climate Science Alliance examines observed and potential changes in Southern California agricultural regions and the impact these climate-based changes will have on farmers.
Partnering with restaurant chains during peak California avocado season provides more exposure for and engagement around the fruit courtesy of the chains’ unique California avocado menu items and promotions. These menu items drive sales, build brand awareness and inspire diners to prepare similar California avocado meals at home.