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Emergency Avocado & Citrus Post-Wildfire Informational Meeting in Fallbrook

University of California Cooperative Extension & USDA Farm Service Agency

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Emergency Avocado & Citrus Post-Wildfire Informational Meeting

 

We understand this is a difficult time for all of our friends, family and neighbors affected by the devastating Lilac fire. In hopes of providing some assistance and relieving some anxiety, we assembled an informational meeting to provide resources to help growers deal during this overwhelming time.

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 1:00-4:00 PM

Location: 990 E. Mission Rd, Fallbrook CA 92028, Fallbrook Public Utility Building

There is no cost to attend this event

Please register at: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=22511

Agenda

1:00- 1:10 - Introduction: Sonia Rios, Subtropical Horticulture Farm Advisor, UCCE Riverside/San Diego

1:10- 1:30- Fire Update and Safety: CAL FIRE

1:30- 2:00- Post Fire Tree Care- Gary Bender, Emeritus, Subtropical Horticulture Farm Advisor, UCCE San Diego

2:00- 2:20 Post Fire Tree Economics- Eta Takele, Agriculture Economics Advisor, UCCE Riverside

Break

2:30-3:30-Desiree Garza, USDA Farm Service Agency

3:30: 3:55- Preventative Fire Safety for Orchard Systems-Sonia Rios, Subtropical Horticulture Farm Advisor UCCE Riverside/San Diego Co.

3:55 Conclude Meeting

Will also be in attendance: Eric Klein, Dept. of Environmental Health, Debra Lorenzen, Community Recovery Team, and other resource agency's will be in attendance. 

Light drinks and refreshments will be served

If you have any questions, please feel free to call: Sonia Rios, 951-683-6491 ext. 224

 

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:48 PM
Tags: avocado (276), citrus (311), Fallbrook (3), Lilac fire (1), wildfire (2)

SIX-WEEK AVOCADO PRODUCTION COURSE BEGINS IN MAY

Dr. Gary Bender, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Farm Advisor Emeritus, is the lead instructor for a six-week course entitled “Avocado Production for New Growers.” Co-instructor, Sonia Rios, current subtropical Farm Advisor, Riverside/San Diego Counties will also be teaching in the course. The course is designed for new avocado growers, as well as those interested in learning more about avocado production best practices and meeting fellow growers.

The six-week course consists of six, two-hour sessions and will be held in Fallbrook, CA this year. The fee for the course is $105 and includes two avocado books, an IPM book and a post-harvest handbook. Final dates and the location will be announced soon. The always fills up, so please register A.S.A.P.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Agriculture in San Diego County, History of Avocado Production in California
  • Botany, Flowering, Varieties, Harvest Dates, Rootstocks 
  • Irrigation Systems, Irrigation Scheduling, Salinity Management
  • Fertilization, Organic Production
  • Weed, Insect and Mite Control, Disease Control
  • Ag Waiver Water School Training (Dr. Loretta Bates)
  • Canopy Management, Tree Spacing, Frost Management
  • Field trip to High Density Trial grove and a commercial grove

For more information, contact Erin Thompson at 858.822.7919 or enthompson@ucanr.edu.

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:53 AM

California Avocado Growers Seminar Series 2017

California Avocado Growers Free Seminars Series 2017

Presented by: California Avocado Society, Inc., California Avocado Commission, and University of California Cooperative Extension

Scheduled Dates and Topics

 

FEBRUARY SEMINAR TOPIC
IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT AND AUTOMATION

Speakers:

Brad Adams: Agricultural Sales at Irrometer. (Ventura & Fallbrook)
Jacob Moreno: Agriculture Sales Representative at Irrometer. (SLO)
 
Amir Haghverdi: Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist/ Scientist of Integrated Urban Water Management at UC Riverside.
 

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr. Ventura, CA 93003

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028

 

 

 

APRIL SEMINAR TOPIC
ROOTSTOCKS

Speakers:

Peggy Mauk: Director of Agricultural Operations/Subtropical Horticulture CE Specialist.


Patricia Monosalva: 
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of the UCR Avocado Breeding Program at UC Riverside.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr. Ventura, CA 93003 Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 

Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028

 

JUNE SEMINAR TOPIC
FIELD TRIPS TO SEE LOCAL ISSUES

Speakers:

TBA

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., TBA
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., TBA
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., TBA

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST SEMINAR TOPIC-FLORIDA'S ISSUES WITH LAUREL WILT

 

Speakers: Jonathan Crane and Team: Tropical Fruit Crop Specialist at University of Florida.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 
UC Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium, 669 County Square Dr. Ventura, CA 9300


Thursday, August 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
Fallbrook Public Utility District Board Rm., 990 East Mission Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028

 

Questions? Please contact your local Farm Advisor:

 

Sonia Rios, Riverside/San Diego, 951-683-6491 ext. 224

 sirios@ucanr.edu

 

Ben Faber, Ventura Area, (805) 645-1462 
bafaber@ucanr.edu 

 

Mary Bianchi, SLO Area (805) 781-5949 
mlbianchi@ucanr.edu 

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:49 AM
 
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