GreenSheet | September 3, 2019

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

Update Concerning San Diego County Water Authority Shutdown

  • Aug 28, 2019

The San Diego County Water Authority will shutdown water supplies for about 10 days for aqueduct maintenance. The work is scheduled to begin around September 7 and will affect Fallbrook Public Utility District, Rainbow Municipal Water District and a portion of Valley Center Municipal Water District.

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Avocado Production Course for New Growers in San Diego County

  • Aug 28, 2019

The University of California Cooperative Extension is offering a six-week Avocado Production Course for New Growers that begins October 1 and ends November 12. Learn more. 

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Laurel Wilt Disease Overview — Impact in Florida and Threat to California

  • Aug 19, 2019

In 2002, packing material infested with the redbay ambrosia beetle led to the introduction and spread of Laurel Wilt Disease (LWD) across the southeastern portion of the United States. Recently, a group of Florida researchers shared their LWD research with California avocado growers in a series of seminars in Fallbrook, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. Read more.

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Blue Gum Mulch Myths Dispelled

  • Aug 27, 2019

The use of blue gum eucalyptus as a mulch material has long been viewed as problematic because of its reputation as having lethal effects on other plants. However, a new master’s thesis indicates that blue gum is not toxic to California native species. Learn more.

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New Labeling Requirements for Glyphosate

  • Aug 21, 2019

As of August 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will no longer approve pesticide labeling that lists the Proposition 65 warning due to the presence of glyphosate. Learn more about the EPA's decision. 

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Organic Grower Summit Registration Now Open

  • Aug 19, 2019

From December 4 – 5, organic growers, producers and processors will gather at the third annual Organic Grower Summit held in Monterey, CA. Learn more about the summit's events and educational sessions.

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Cost Share Application for Organic Certification Refunds Available

  • Aug 19, 2019

Organic California avocado growers take note — the deadline to complete the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program application is October 31, 2019. Learn more.

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California Avocado Grower Videos Showcase Craftsmanship Behind the Fruit

  • Aug 22, 2019

This season the California Avocado Commission released a series of new California avocado grower videos showcasing the care and craftsmanship that goes into producing each California avocado, building brand awareness and affinity while spurring growth in purchase intent.

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The Commission Showcases the Value and Versatility of Fresh California Avocados at PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo

  • Aug 27, 2019

From July 26 – 27, approximately 1,800 foodservice operators, distributors, packers and handlers attended the 2019 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foodservice Conference & Expo held in Monterey, CA. Members of the California Avocado Commission (CAC) foodservice team networked with chain produce purchasing personnel at the event, participated in brainstorming sessions and exhibited at the Expo.

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