GreenSheet | September 1, 2017

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

Gem Avocado Assessment Determination

  • Sep 01, 2017

On August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Gem avocados will be assessed the same rate as other varieties of Hass avocados beginning January 1, 2018.

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Roundtable Discussion to Address Avocado Pests to be Held in September

  • Sep 01, 2017

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is hosting a roundtable session entitled, “Controlling Pests in Avocados” on September 28, 2017. The session will include discussions about pesticide resistance, new pesticides, weed management, laurel wilt disease and other pest challenges.

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Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops Address New Regulations

  • Aug 18, 2017

The UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe are offering Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops that qualify participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers according to the revised Worker Protection Standards. The workshops are designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers.

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California Avocado Commission Garners more than 377 Million Online, Print and Broadcast Media Impressions

  • Aug 28, 2017

Throughout the California avocado season, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) shares a wide range of content across online, print and broadcast channels to promote the seasonality of fresh, premium California avocados and their versatility in a variety of dishes, meals and recipes.

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Innovative California Avocado Menu Concepts Showcased at PMA Expo

  • Aug 22, 2017

Members of the California Avocado Commission team attended the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foodservice Conference and Expo, utilizing the opportunity to network with industry decision makers and discuss the benefits and value of adding fresh California avocados to their menus.

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30-Day Weather Outlook for August 29, 2017, to September 29, 2017

  • Aug 29, 2017

Summary- Strong upper high pressure continues through September 8, and possibly the 9th, producing hot conditions. Hottest conditions are September 1-6 in all of Calif, and 3-8th in N California. Model guidance suggests a tropical cyclone coming N to central Baja California on Sept. 3-5th then stalling southwest of S California. Moisture mostly remains or drifts at sea and turns westward, but some may drift into central California coast/Big Sur area, and SierraNV.

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