GreenSheet | September 1, 2020

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

Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Online Grower Training Sessions

  • Aug 21, 2020

The College of the Sequoias (COS) Training Resource Center is offering a series of online Produce Safety Rule training sessions to members of the specialty crop industry for a $10 fee. Learn more.

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Avocado Branch Canker Disease Virtual Field Day

  • Aug 31, 2020

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. 

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Managing Heat in California Avocado Groves

  • Aug 31, 2020

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.

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New Report Details Possible Impact of Climate Change on Southern California Specialty Crops

  • Aug 18, 2020

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.

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Two New Chain Partners Leverage the Value of Fresh California Avocados on the Menu

  • Aug 20, 2020

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.

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