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March, 2017

SWEEP Funding Workshops

The Ventura and Santa Barbara County Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are hosting four free workshops to assist growers interested in applying for funds from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program.

Mar 03
12:00pm - 4:00pm
CRCD Office, 920 E Stowell Rd.
Santa Maria, CA

Israel-AgTech Innovation Showcase

A delegation from 12 companies specializing in crop protection, crop nutrition, plant genetics and breeding, irrigation and decision support tech will visit Encinitas for the Israel-AgTech Innovation Showcase. The purpose of the event is to foster collaboration between scientists, engineers, farmers, entrepreneurs and inventors in order to address the challenges of the agricultural industry. For more information, including a list of speakers and featured companies, visit the AgTech Innovation website.


Mar 09
9:00am - 1:00pm
Leichtag’s Commons, 441 Saxony Rd
Encinitas, CA

Pesticide Safety Instruction Training Workshop

The UC Statewide IPM Program and AgSafe are offering a series of Pesticide Safety Instruction Training Workshops designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers. The course meets the newly established 2018 Worker Protection Standard of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Those who complete this training will become qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers.

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Mar 09
7:45am - 5:00pm
UCCE Ventura Office, 669 County Squire Drive #100
Ventura, CA
Mar 21
7:45am - 5:00pm
Betteravia Farms/Bonipak, 1850 W. Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA

CAC Pine Tree Ranch Field Day - Grove Rehab, Soil Moisture Sensors, High-density Plantings

The California Avocado Commission’s Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove Field Day will consist of three sessions.

Mar 15
10:00am - 12:00pm
Pine Tree Ranch, 19455 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA

April, 2017

CAS Rootstocks Seminar

The California Avocado Society (CAS), California Avocado Commission and the University of California Cooperative Extension are hosting a series of "Rootstocks" seminars. Speakers include:

  • Peggy Mauk — Director of Agricultural Operations/Subtropical Horticulture CE Specialist
  • Patricia Monosalva — Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of the UCR Avocado Breeding Program at UC Riverside
Apr 11
1:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 12
9:00am - 11:00am
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr.
Ventura, CA
Apr 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd.
Fallbrook, CA

June, 2017

CAS Seminar: Field Trips to See Local Issues

The California Avocado Society (CAS), California Avocado Commission and the University of California Cooperative Extension are hosting a series of field trips that allow California avocado growers to see local issues affecting the industry. Speakers and locations will be announced in the near future. 


Jun 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jun 14
9:00am - 11:00am