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GreenSheet | November 16, 2016

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

The Central Coast Water Board will hold two free workshops in November to discuss the Draft 2017 Agricultural Order. A third session will be held in December to provide status updates and solicit public comment.

A recent headline caught a lot of attention by announcing that “Shot Hole Borers Vanish from Avocado Trees.” For the record, this headline is misleading at best. Learn more.

When Jan DeLyser, California Avocado Commission vice president marketing, was presented with the prestigious Robert L. Carey Leadership Award she received a standing ovation from produce industry leaders and representatives from across the globe.

From October 14 – 16, nearly 21,000 retailers, suppliers and growers from 65 countries visited 1,200 booths and exhibits at the nation’s largest produce and floral convention — the 2016 Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit. The California Avocado Commission showcased the California by Nature campaign and unveiled its new corporate logo to the collection of global produce industry leaders.

The California Avocado Commission continues to cultivate relationships with SRDs and most recently sponsored the Produce for Better Health Supermarket Registered Dietitians program at the 2016 Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit.

Summary - The basic pattern consists of the storm track continuing to orient NNE along and into the coast of northern California while weak upper low pressure continues near Baja California. The low near Baja California tends to induce southerly flow along the Mexico west coast, but local dry and warm east flow in southern California. Support for a longwave trough in the east-central northern Pacific (135-160W) will continue. Despite high pressure over California, some moist fronts with subtropical moisture will reach into central and northern portions, with above normal rainfall possible due to storms from November 19th onward. Rains occur throughout all of California during November 20-22, and again on the 23rd in northern California. Rains focus into central and southern California on November 26-27th, then in northern and central California on the 28-29th, and central and southern California on the 29-30th, with cold showers and low snow levels and some freezes on December 1st.