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GreenSheet | January 17, 2017

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

The Winter 2016 edition of From the Grove is now available on the California Avocado Commission grower website.

The California Avocado Commission has modified its food safety program and manual to align with the Primus GFS standard. To assist California avocado growers in becoming GFS certified, the Commission will host food safety grower workshops that provide training on the new CAC Food Safety Manual. 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 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.

As the California avocado season came to an end, the California Avocado Commission engaged one-on-one with its fans through emotionally engaging social media posts that encouraged fans to embrace autumn. The Commission shared a variety of enticing seasonal recipes that prompted fans to enjoy California avocados while they were still available

The annual PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo provided a perfect opportunity for the California Avocado Commission to showcase California avocados to the 20,000+ attendees, and connect in person with retail buyers and other key influencers.

Summary- High pressure will dominate the central Pacific near the Dateline and into the Bering Sea, while troughing continues to focus to the west of California between 130W and 150W. The hard-hitting storm pattern for January 18-23rd is the main near term issue with heavy rains and mountain snows, again with snow accumulating in the Sierras. The latest indications are that February will be a bit warmer, and less wet. General wet periods occurring in February would be around 1-3rd, and 18th. Most of the rains in February appear to focus in northern portions of California, per our daily rain forecast based on the CFS.