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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.

Growers are encouraged to attend the California Avocado Commission’s Pine Tree Ranch Demonstration Grove Field Day that will be held on March 15.

The Ventura and Santa Barbara County Resource Conservation Districts 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.

On March 9, 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 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 workshops will take place in San Diego, Ventura and Santa Maria.

The UCCE is offering a seminar entitled, “Southern California Green Waste – Wood Biomass Management Symposium” for arborists/foresters/tree care professionals, land managers, researchers, industry stakeholders, elected officials and county agricultural commissioners, members of city parks and public works departments and those involved in waste management, water/air quality control and biomass processing. Learn more.

CAPCA Ed will host a “SHB Road Show” seminar in both Temecula and Ventura. California avocado growers are encouraged to attend and learn more about managing this pest-disease complex from some of the most respected researchers in the industry. The following topics will be covered at the seminar:

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in San Diego is hosting two events — a seminar and a workshop — focused on labor management issues that may be of interest to California avocado growers.

The Environmental Protection Agency and Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative have released a new 146-page guide to help users of agricultural pesticides ensure they are in compliance with the revised 2016 federal Worker Protection Standard.

California avocado growers are encouraged to attend the upcoming Index Fresh Avocado Cultural Management Seminar entitled “Girdling, Export Markets and GAP.”

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