Water

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

Fruit Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider what the future might hold for the specialty crop sector as the new administration takes over.

Measures treat municipal water used in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe,... more

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New conservation program helps farmers retain crop nutrients

A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, su... more »

Industry veteran rides the waves

Gary Pullano, associate editor for Fruit Growers News, is blogging this week from the International Fruit Tree Association's Regional Summer Tour in W... more »

IFTA tour story ripe with industry progress

Gary Pullano, associate editor for Fruit Growers News, is blogging this week from the International Fruit Tree Association's Regional Summer Tour in W... more »

Free workshops to help farmers use USDA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is hosting workshops in July and August to help producers of specialty crops in California understand an... more »

UC President names Glenda Humiston to head Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California President Janet Napolitano will propose to the UC Board of Regents that they approve a veteran administrator with decades of ... more »

SWD larval infestations reported in central Maryland

The fact that spotted wing drosophila is being found in Maryland means that SWD is also likely to be present in warmer areas of Pennsylvania, and in t... more »

MSU’s Jim Flore named Cherry Industry Person of the Year

Michigan State University (MSU) horticulture professor Jim Flore was honored as Cherry Industry Person of the Year on July 7.Flore received the honor ... more »

Water Reduction at Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Food Processors

Erin Gerber, environmental engineer with Lakeshore Environmental in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Tre Montroy, senior maintenance supervisor at Peter... watch »

Top Concerns for the Fresh-Cut Processor Board

Dan Vache, vice president - supply chain management at the United Fresh Produce Association touches on the top three concerns for the Fresh-Cut Pro... watch »

Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according ... more »


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