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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.