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.
After record-breaking attendance last year, Morro Bay is expanding its Annual Avocado and Margarita Street Festival to accommodate its ever-growing fan base. The California Avocado Commission is once again an event sponsor and will have a booth at the festival so we encourage growers to visit the festival and support our Central Coast growers.
The CDFA’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. A new workshop will help growers interested in applying for a grant.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has confirmed the inclusion of processed avocados in their next round of microbiologic sampling assignments, expected to begin in 2017. Learn more.
The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is seeking to fill two producer alternate vacancies. The 12-member HAB Board — which operates under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture — promotes the consumption of Hass avocados in the U.S., represents domestic producers and importers of Hass avocados and directs HAB’s promotions, research and information programs.
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