This is an archive of seminars covering a variety of topics — including issues related to the agricultural industry and, more specifically, the California avocado industry. 

October, 2017

Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops

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. The training sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish. Attendees are eligible for continuing education hours through the California Department of Pesticide Regulations.

Workshop topics will include:

26 Oct
8:00am - 5:00pm
Betteravia Farms/Bonipak, 1850 W. Stowell Rd (Spanish)
Santa Maria , CA
25 Oct
8:00am - 5:00pm
Betteravia Farms/Bonipak, 1850 W. Stowell Rd (English)
Santa Maria , CA
10 Oct
8:00am - 5:00pm
Cal Poly Pomona, Agriscapes classroom, 4102 S University Drive (English)
Pomona , CA

September, 2017

Grower Field Day — Crop Estimating, Winter Prep and Energy Efficiency Programs

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. Topics include:

27 Sep
9:00am - 11:00am
Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove, 19455 E Telegraph Rd
Santa Paula , CA

Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops

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. The training sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish. Attendees are eligible for continuing education hours through the California Department of Pesticide Regulations.

Workshop topics will include:

20 Sep
8:00am - 5:00pm
UCCE Ventura Office, 669 County Square Drive #100 (Spanish)
Ventura , CA
06 Sep
8:00am - 5:00pm
CCE Ventura Office, 669 County Square Drive #100 (English)
Ventura , CA

CAPCA ED Vertebrate Pest Control Seminar

The San Diego chapter of CAPCA is hosting a Vertebrate Pest Control Seminar that will cover the following topics of interest to California avocado growers:

13 Sep
7:30am - 4:00pm
California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido , CA

Healthy Soils Grant Workshop

To assist growers interested in applying for the Healthy Soils Incentives Program grant, the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (VCRCD) is hosting two free workshops designed to help with the application process. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s new Healthy Soils Incentives Program will provide up to $3.75 million in grants to California growers and ranchers for use in agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil health.

13 Sep
9:30am - 1:30pm
Oxnard Library, Meeting room B, 251 South A Street
Oxnard , CA

August, 2017

Healthy Soils Grant Workshop

To assist growers interested in applying for the Healthy Soils Incentives Program grant, the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (VCRCD) is hosting two free workshops designed to help with the application process. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s new Healthy Soils Incentives Program will provide up to $3.75 million in grants to California growers and ranchers for use in agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil health.

30 Aug
8:00am - 12:00pm
VCRCD Office, 3380 Somis Road
Somis , CA

Second Ag Innovations Conference: Microbial Control

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is holding a one-day conference in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meetings of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) at UC San Diego, La Jolla. The conference will share applied microbial control research concepts from around the world with conference attendees and allow growers to learn more about the potential of microbial control and new products or techniques that can help address local issues.

13 Aug
7:30am - 5:30pm
The Great Hall, University of California San Diego
La Jolla , CA