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Slight Increase in Assessment Rate for California Citrus Research Program

Upon the recommendation of the Citrus Research Board (Board), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (Department) has established an assessment rate to be levied on California citrus producers during the 2022-2023 marketing season, which is the period of October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. The assessment rate for the 2022-2023 marketing season has been set at three and …

California Avocado Society Annual Meeting

The California Avocado Society’s Annual Meeting will take place in person on Thursday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and feature a keynote speaker and three presentations. The event will include the following: Bob Lucy, Keynote Speaker — The Past, Present and Future of California Avocados Brad Adams, Irrometer Co. — Why Not Ask the Tree How Much Water is Needed with Root …

Fumigation Considerations Before Replanting an Orchard

It’s that time of the year when orchards are being pulled and growers begin preparing their soil for future plans.  For growers looking to replant their orchards, watch this brief interview with UC Riverside Nematologist Andreas Westphal as he shares some considerations to take for fumigation when it comes to nematode pressure. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

New UCCE Advisor to Serve Tree Fruit & Nut Growers in Merced and Madera

The UC Cooperative Extension is pleased to introduce one of their newest Orchard Crops Advisors, Cameron Zuber, who will be serving tree fruit and nut growers in Merced and Madera Counties. Watch this video interview to get to know Cameron, his history with California agriculture, and what his research and extension focuses are.  Cameron can be reached at (209) 385-7403 or cazuber@ucanr.edu. …

GroPro Announces Facilities Expansion in California and Florida

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Due to the growing demand, GroPro is pleased to announce the expansion of its storage, manufacturing, and packaging facilities in the USA. GroPro, an international Bio-Pesticide, Bio-Stimulant, and Bio-Fertilizer manufacturer with headquarters in Minneapolis (the USA), is planning an expansion of its operational facilities in California and Florida. The planned expansion will replace California’s existing 5,000 sq …

California Citrus Growers Optimistic for the Upcoming Navel Orange and Mandarin Season

The California Citrus Mutual Marketing Committee (Committee) – comprised of growers, shippers, and marketers – anticipates the 2022-23 Navel Orange crop will be approximately 10% over the previous season’s utilized production.  At below average, the upcoming season crop is expected to be very similar to the previous season with excellent fruit quality and sizing. Preliminary maturity tests show that the crop is …

Fruit World Anticipates Abundant Organic California Lemon Crop

In a season that has been difficult for many citrus growers, the family-owned grower-shipper Fruit World has announced several bright spots in their 2022-23 citrus season. In particular, Fruit World is expecting a large volume of high-quality organic lemons throughout their year-round program, with promotable volumes peaking from mid-October through February. This year’s crop is even stronger than it was …

California Prunes Partners with Renowned Chefs for CA Farmer and Farmworker Month

October is California Farmer and Farmworker Month – a specially designated time to recognize the remarkable contributions of the people who power California’s food and farming community. Consider this: California supports 1.2 million agriculture-related jobs and produces 400 different crops, roughly 50 percent of the overall U.S. produce supply, and nearly all domestically grown prunes. To help celebrate the hardworking …

Produce Veteran Jeff Oberman To Lead California Avocado Commission

The California Avocado Commission Board of Directors has selected produce veteran Jeff Oberman to become the organization’s new president, effective October 10, 2022. Mr. Oberman’s produce industry career has spanned 25 years so far. From 2020 to the present he served as vice president of sales – business development for PRO*ACT and was their vice president strategic programs for the …

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