GreenSheet | September 17, 2018

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

Field Day to Focus on Identifying and Managing Stressed Avocado Trees

  • Aug 13, 2018

The California Avocado Commission will host a Pine Tree Ranch Field Day entitled, "Managing and Recovering from Plant Stress" on September 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Growers are encouraged to attend and learn more about identifying and managing stressed avocado trees in their groves. 

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Handler Alternate Member Seat Vacancy on CAC Board

  • Sep 17, 2018

The California Avocado Commission seeks interested candidates to fill a handler alternate member seat vacancy on the Commission Board of Directors. The person appointed to the position will serve for the unexpired portion of the term through October 31, 2019.

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Avocado Researchers Examine Possibility that Nocturnal Insects Pollinate Avocado Trees at Night

  • Sep 11, 2018

A new research paper explores nocturnal pollination of ‘Hass’ avocado trees and the presence of nocturnal insects that may play a role in pollination. The paper is based on observations by researchers in New Zealand and contains insights of interest to avocado growers.

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Invasive Tree Pests Workshop to be Held in San Diego

  • Sep 10, 2018

The UCCE San Diego is hosting an Invasive Tree Pests Workshop on Friday, October 19 that will focus on three invasive pests that have killed hundreds of thousands of trees in Southern California — Goldspotted Oak Borer, Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Disease and South American Palm Weevils.

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New Survey Seeks Grower Input Concerning Integrated Weed Management

  • Sep 11, 2018

A new online survey seeks to better understand how farmers and growers utilize integrated weed management strategies. Learn more.

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Registration for Ventura County Agricultural Technology Fair Open

  • Sep 07, 2018

The Ventura County Agricultural Technology Fair will showcase innovative agricultural technologies and feature presentations concerning the latest agricultural management practices. The free event takes place on September 1. Learn more.

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Celebrate California Avocados at Avo Fest

  • Sep 17, 2018

California avocado fans are encouraged to celebrate at the 32nd Annual California Avocado Fest, which will take place on Linden Avenue in Carpinteria, CA, October 5 – 7, 2018. Learn more.

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Frozen California Avocado Pops Were A Big Hit This Summer

  • Sep 10, 2018

What better way to enjoy a California summer than snacking on a Frozen California Avocado Pop while strolling through a farmers’ market along the beach? Thanks to the California Avocado Commission, consumers at the Newport Beach and Hermosa Beach Farmers Markets were invited to enjoy the refreshing frozen treats while learning more about the locally grown fruit.

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Commission Leverages the Power of Third-party Retail Advocates

  • Sep 04, 2018

Throughout the California avocado season, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) works closely with select top-tier retailers to develop customized assets, in-store programs and outreach initiatives that showcase the nutritional benefits of avocados and feature the California Avocado brand.

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Commission Showcases California Avocado Menu Applications for High-profile Foodservice Executives

  • Sep 13, 2018

Two foodservice industry events provided the California Avocado Commission (CAC) with the opportunity to showcase unique, trend-setting California avocado dishes and beverages while demonstrating the benefit and value of adding the fresh fruit to menus.

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30-day weather outlook for September 10, 2018 – October 10, 2018

  • Sep 10, 2018

Summary- A longwave trough continues to bring mild or cool conditions across N and central California from Sept 13-22nd.

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