GreenSheet | November 16, 2017

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

Crop Insurance Deadline — November 30

  • Nov 14, 2017

The deadline for California avocado growers to apply for 2019 crop insurance is November 30. The same deadline applies to those who are making changes to their existing crop insurance coverage.

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FSMA Produce Safety Rule Trainings, December 5 and December 7, 2017

  • Nov 16, 2017

Sunkist Growers has scheduled two Produce Safety Rule training opportunities. Learn more.

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Hass Avocado Board Appointments Announced

  • Nov 14, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the Hass Avocado Board appointments.

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Ventura County Authorities Seek Information Concerning Stolen Tractor

  • Nov 14, 2017

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the theft of a 2007 John Deere 790 Tractor from the Oxnard area.

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California Bee Publication Now Available

  • Nov 15, 2017

The University of California Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources recently released a new guide entitled, “Common Bees in California Gardens” that may be of interest to California avocado growers.

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California Avocados Secure Industry Awards and Extensive Media Coverage at PMA

  • Nov 07, 2017

The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit consistently provides the California Avocado Commission (CAC) with critical opportunities to network with retailers, distributors, supermarket dietitians, importers, growers, educators, and the media at an event that attracts more than 20,000 attendees from 60 countries. This year was no exception.

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Educate, Inspire, Invite — Social Media Successes for Fall

  • Nov 14, 2017

Even as the California avocado season drew to a close, fans of the fruit continued to engage with the California Avocado Commissionhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BYji3B7nz3m/?taken-by=ca_avocados on its social media channels — liking, sharing and commenting on a wide range of playful, educational and inspirational posts related to upcoming events and holidays, as well as trending topics on social media and digital platforms.

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30-Day Weather Outlook for November 13, 2017, to December 13, 2017

  • Nov 14, 2017

Summary- The MJO Cycle is beginning the transition from a dry (inactive) phase to favor more active troughing into California and the far west US. The transition should be completed between Nov 17-18th. Support exists in the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) field for a long wave trough in the central N Pacific around 150W, and a second trough near 125-130W.

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