Growing News

New Seminar Discusses Inter-planting Coffee with Avocado Trees

  • Dec 16, 2017

Cal Poly Pomona is hosting the “Coffee Summit” — an all-day event examining the opportunities and challenges of producing coffee in California, including inter-planting coffee with California avocado trees.

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Emergency Avocado Post-wildfire Meeting

  • Dec 13, 2017

The University of California Cooperative Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency are hosting a free Emergency Avocado and Citrus Post-wildfire Informational Meeting on Tuesday, December 19 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Learn more.

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Avocado Lace Bug Present in Commercial Groves

  • Oct 12, 2017

On October 5, 2017, the California Avocado Commission was alerted to a possible infestation of avocado lace bug in commercial avocado groves in Oceanside and De Luz, San Diego County. Dr. Mark Hoddle, University of California Riverside Entomology Professor, confirmed the infestation on Monday October 9.

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Pine Tree Ranch Grower Field Day to Cover Crop Estimating, Winter Prep and Energy Efficiency Programs

  • Sep 06, 2017

The final installment of the California Avocado Commission’s 2016-17 grower field days will feature presentations on crop estimating, reading avocado trees and energy efficiency programs for irrigation pumps. Learn more.

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Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops Address New Regulations

  • Aug 18, 2017

The UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe are offering Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops that qualify participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers according to the revised Worker Protection Standards. The workshops are designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers.

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Six-week Avocado Course Begins in May

  • Apr 19, 2017

Dr. Gary Bender, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Farm Advisor Emeritus, is the lead instructor for a six-week course entitled “Avocado Production for New Growers.” The course is designed for new avocado growers, as well as those interested in learning more about avocado production best practices and meeting fellow growers.

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