GreenSheet | August 1, 2017

Read the latest GreenSheet for up-to-the-minute California avocado industry news, research and information.

Commission to Host Labor and Immigration Seminars on August 2 and 3

  • Jun 27, 2017

The availability for skilled farm labor throughout agriculture continues to be an issue of concern. The California Avocado Commission is hosting seminars to discuss skilled labor concerns affecting the industry. Learn more.

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Deadline to Enroll in San Diego Agricultural Order Is August 7

  • Jul 21, 2017

The deadline to enroll in the San Diego Agricultural Order is August 7, 2017. The San Diego Water Board adopted the Agricultural Order in November 2016.

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CAS to Host a Seven-day Mexican Avocado Tour for CAS Active Members

  • Jul 31, 2017

The California Avocado Society will host a seven-day excursion to the heart of Mexico’s avocado industry — Uruapan, Michoacán — for CAS active members. The deadline to secure a spot is August 15. Learn more

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California Avocados Featured at Jason Mraz’s Hollywood Bowl Concert

  • Jul 27, 2017

California avocado grower — and Grammy-award winning musician — Jason Mraz invited the California Avocado Commission (CAC) to his 40th birthday celebration concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Retailers Celebrate California Avocado Month with Contests, Cross-promotions and Special In-store Events

  • Jul 21, 2017

Throughout the month of June, targeted retailers across the state celebrated California Avocado Month with a variety of unique events, demos, contests and recipes showcasing how easily the fresh local fruit can be incorporated into summertime meals and holiday menus.

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Social Media Platforms Broaden the California Avocado Month Campaign

  • Jul 25, 2017

While consumers increasingly associate avocado dishes with summer, some may be unaware that June is California Avocado Month. To broaden awareness of California Avocado Month and encourage consumers to enjoy the fruit during the height of its season, the CAC utilized its social media platforms to share recipes, events, nutritional information and live demonstrations with fans.

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Fresh California Avocado Dishes Inspire Chain Menu Decision Makers at ICCA

  • Jul 31, 2017

California Avocado Commission staff met with chain menu developers and R&D decision-makers at the 2017 International Corporate Chef Association 15th Annual Summit in Portland, Oregon from June 25 – 28.

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30-Day Weather Outlook for July 31, 2017, to August 31, 2017

  • Aug 01, 2017

Summary- The basic pattern consists of high pressure continuing for the SW US and Great Basin/Rockies, with a tendency for troughing to the west of Oregon and NW Calif. Pacific into Oregon. High pressure will steer tropical cyclones NW or WNW past S Baja, and then turn westward towards Hawaii. Upper high pressure contributes hot weather for the near term (first week of Aug), followed by troughing during August 9-10th, most of which focuses in N Calif and Oregon. Beginning August 9th, we enter a succession of troughing and ridging, producing alternately cool and possibly showery periods in the mountains of N Calif/SierraNV, then followed by hot upper high pressure.

The solar eclipse on August 21st currently falls into one of the sunny and dry breaks, then is followed by a period of showers and TSTMS on the 23-27th. Tropical cyclones continue more likely to move WNW or NW, then turn westward without recurving to the N during August. Moisture for TSTMS in the SierraNV continues to be intermittent but is occasionally active thru August. Sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTA) have decreased off S Baja, while warmer than normal SSTAs remain over the region near and west of Baja. This will provide a good energy source for cyclones moving NW-WNW off S Baja, and will help to maintain warmer than normal weather in Calif and the far W US. Usually, cyclones begin to recurve N towards SOCAL bringing moisture and TSTMS into S and central Calif about 1 Sept.

A large area of warm SSTAs will continue from S Calif and N Baja WSW to Hawaii. This gives some support for redevelopment of intermittent subtropical westerlies developing in early season Oct–Nov-Dec, mostly directed into N Calif and Oregon.

El Niño, though weakly present in June and July has become quiescent. The ENSO index appears to remain neutral during the upcoming wet season 2017-18. The SSTA pattern now, if continued thru winter as suggested by NMME, focuses rain into central and N Calif with below normal rainfall in late fall-early winter for SOCAL.

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