GreenSheet | October 16, 2017

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

2017 CAC General Election Ballots Due October 25

  • Oct 13, 2017

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.

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Avocado Lace Bug Present in Commercial Groves

  • Oct 12, 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.

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San Diego Food Bank Seeks Donations from Local Growers

  • Oct 03, 2017

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.

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California Small Farm Conference

  • Oct 03, 2017

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.

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“Growing Together” Latino Farmer Conference

  • Oct 09, 2017

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.

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2017 Census of Agriculture Begins in December

  • Oct 13, 2017

Data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture begins in December 2017. California avocado growers are encouraged to participate in the Census.

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2018 California Avocado Season to be Showcased at PMA Fresh Summit

  • Oct 10, 2017

CAC will join nearly 20,000 people at the premier trade convention for the produce industry: the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit 2017 held in New Orleans from October 19 – 21.

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30-Day Weather Outlook for October 10, 2017, to November 10, 2017

  • Oct 10, 2017

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.

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