Ballots for the 2017 California Avocado Commission (CAC) General Election were mailed to all producers and handlers of record on September 22, 2017. Those ballots must be postmarked no later than October 25, 2017.
On October 5, 2017, the California Avocado Commission was alerted to a possible infestation of avocado lace bug in commercial avocado groves in Oceanside and De Luz, San Diego County. Dr. Mark Hoddle, University of California Riverside Entomology Professor, confirmed the infestation on Monday October 9.
The San Diego Food Bank has received a $400,000 grant through California’s emergency food program to purchase food grown in the state and the Food Bank is seeking local growers who can supply fresh produce.
The California Small Farm Conference is a unique opportunity for small-scale farmers to meet with industry leaders and innovators in the interests of growing their business. The two-day event attracts more than 300 attendees and includes workshops, field courses and networking opportunities.
The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Center for Appropriate Technology are hosting the Third Annual “Growing Together” Latino Farmer Conference specifically designed for Spanish speaking farmers, ranchers and members of agricultural organizations.
Summary- Troughing will continue in the central Pacific with fronts approaching Washington-Oregon, with rain. There is increasing support for troughing in the southern Plateau area east of Southern California. This should begin to increase the support for dry winds and frosts into S California valleys later in Oct and into November.