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Native plants give local pollinators a kick-start to the season

Mother Nature awakens her spring with a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. Farmers are acutely in tune with the change in seasons and approach them with their own levels of intensity. They monitor their... more »

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Leaving the wholesale end of the business for direct-to-consumer sales via farmers markets proved a successful move for a Southern California tree fruit grower.  In the high desert an hour northeast of Los Angeles, Tenerelli... more »

Protecting water supplies through groundwater recharge

To help improve water availability, a number of Central Valley California growers are participating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a groundwater recharge program. The pilot program, launched and administered through USDA Office of... more »

Apple storage continues to rise

Apple holdings for June have increased, up about a third overall and across fresh and processing channels. On June 10, the U.S. Apple Association via its USAppleTracker report reported the total number of apples in... more »

Annual California Small Farm Conference released 2025 dates

The 37th annual California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27. The 2025 edition of the conference will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. It will feature four days of virtual workshops... more »

Ohio Grape Industries Committee launches Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) has introduced the Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP), designed to bolster grape production in Ohio. This initiative is aimed at increasing the availability of high-quality, locally-grown grapes to support... more »

2024 Michigan viticulture field day scheduled

This year’s Michigan Viticulture Field Day and Enology Experience Day are scheduled. The 35th yearly field day is scheduled for July 31 while the enology event is set for Aug. 1.   The events are... more »

UC study estimates blackberry production costs

A new study examines how growers and others can estimate costs and potential returns for blackberries grown on California’s Central Coast. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Davis... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) June 2024 issue.

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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