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Growers are encouraged to participate in the Census of Agriculture, which provides confidential data used to shape the policies, services and assistance programs that affect those in the agricultural industry. Learn more about the Census.

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.

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host a workshop designed to familiarize growers with CropManage — a free online decision-support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops. Learn more.

Presentation materials from the California Avocado Commission’s March 2017 Annual Meeting are now available online.

The California Avocado Commission has mailed its Midseason Crop Estimate Survey to California avocado growers and encourages growers to complete the survey by the May 1, 2017 deadline.

The Organic Fertilizer Association of California and California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) are hosting a “Sustainable/Organic Production in Southern California” seminar on Tuesday, April 11. Learn more.

The Spring 2017 issue of From the Grove is now available online.

The California Avocado Commission invites growers and industry stakeholders to attend one of its upcoming 2017 Annual Meetings in order to receive important updates and provide input concerning Commission and avocado industry activities.

CSU Monterey Bay in conjunction with UC Riverside is conducting a research project to help growers diagnose avocado salinity stress and root rot disease early on. Researchers are looking for growers who currently have salinity problems and/or Phytophthora root rot and who would be willing to have them take leaf, root, and soil samples on their properties within the next few weeks. Learn more.

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is seeking California avocado industry members to join the HAB board and help make their ambitious five-year strategic plan a reality. Learn more about the board and the nomination process.

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