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NIFA Invests Nearly $11M to Combat & Prevent Citrus Greening Disease

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced an investment of nearly $11 million for research to combat Huanglongbing (HLB), commonly known as citrus greening disease. HLB, caused by an insect bacterium, is the most severe threat to global citrus production. “NIFA’s Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension program brings the nation’s top scientists …

UCR Seeking CA Avocado Grower Cooperators

The University of California Riverside Avocado Rootstock Program is seeking for grower cooperators interested on participating and testing the new soon to be released UCR avocado rootstocks selections in Spring 2022! UCR Rootstocks selections have been chosen by their performance under Phytophthora root rot high incidence, alkalinity, heat, and salinity tolerance. We are seeking growers in California to stablish two …

New Digital Campaign Kick-starts Pomegranate Season, Showcasing POM Wonderful Pomegranate Fresh Arils as “Insta-Antioxidants”

POM Wonderful, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the U.S., is kicking off the 2021 California pomegranate season with its largest digital marketing campaign ever to raise brand awareness and continue to drive category growth. Unveiled in the campaign is new branding for POM Wonderful Pomegranate Fresh Arils, the No. 1 aril brand in …

CDFA Seeking New Grower Representative and Public Member for the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing two vacancies on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The committee advises the CDFA Secretary on activities associated with the statewide citrus specific pest and disease work plan that includes, but is not limited to, outreach and education programs and programs for surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating pests and …

Evie Smith, New UCCE Staff Research Associate in Orchard Crop Systems

Have you had a chance to meet Evie Smith, one of our new Staff Research Associates with the UC Cooperative Extension? Watch her brief introduction here to learn about her and the almond, walnut and prune projects she is working on with Sacramento Valley farm advisors. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

New Resource for Small Olive Oil Farmers in California

A new resource for small olive oil farmers and producers who want to know more about voluntary Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) membership is now available on the OOCC website. While OOCC membership is not required for producers of less than 5,000 gallons of olive oil per year, they may choose to participate in the OOCC’s mandatory sampling and testing program on a voluntary …

Blueberry Council Details Plan Empowering Industry to ‘Make Blueberries the World’s Favorite Fruit’

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) today announced details around its recently approved 2021-2025 strategic plan, which charts an ambitious course to exponentially grow the volume and value of blueberries domestically and across the globe. The comprehensive plan explains how USHBC will lead demand-driving programs based on shared resources, research and insights that inspire possibilities and sustain the profitable growth …

Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Infestation Detected in Solano County

A local infestation of the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) has been detected in a residential area of Vacaville in Solano County. The pest is primarily a threat to grapevines because it can spread a fatal bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease (PD); however, the pest and disease can also impact susceptible types of citrus crops. Five adult GWSS were found Oct. 1 …

Bountiful Crop of Organic CA Citrus Now Shipping From Fruit World

Fruit World, a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit, has announced they expect a robust citrus season, particularly for this year’s organic lemon crop. Promotable volumes of organic lemons from California’s desert region are anticipated through early March. Fruit World will also offer a diverse citrus program throughout the season, including organic and conventional mandarins, organic oranges, and …

Assembly Bill 535 Supporting California Olive Oil Becomes Law

Assembly Bill 535 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom last week. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Ceclia Aguiar-Curry, establishes guidelines for how companies can use the word “California” on olive oil labels and other marketing materials. While the OOCC does not have authority to lobby and did not take a position on this bill, the new ruling is critically important to …

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