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.
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.
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.
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.
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.