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Fresh fruit growers in California identify top 10 issues

Challenges are common and expected, especially in our industry where so many factors play a part in fresh ag. In a recent “Top Issues Survey” for 2022 of California Fresh Fruit Association members, the association... more »

DHS H-2A vaccine requirement extended

In January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented a rule requiring essential and non-essential non-citizen travelers entering the U.S. to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The regulation was set to expire this week, but on April... more »

Eckert’s to host Illinois Summer Horticultural Field Day in June

The Illinois State Horticultural Society has announced the annual Summer Horticulture Field Day at Eckert’s Belleville Farm in Belleville, Illinois. The Eckert family is proud to invite guests to tour their farm and agritainment operation... more »

Would blueberries benefit from more nitrogen?

It is soon time to apply nitrogen fertilizer to blueberries. Urea or ammonium sulfate are the recommended materials. Use urea if your soil pH is in the recommended range of 4.5 to 5.0 and use... more »

Russian River water curtailment likely to continue in California

Due to ongoing drought and a limited water supply, farmers and ranchers in Mendocino and Sonoma counties, California, are awaiting adoption of an amended emergency order that would extend last year's curtailment of water rights... more »

California farm labor survey can gather stories, impact policy

From the Industrial Revolution to the Great Recession, labor markets and the nature of employment itself have been greatly altered during periods of both historical growth and stagnation. In early 2020, the world experienced a... more »

Help sought for California farms impacted by illegal dumping

Illegal dumping on private lands in rural communities is an issue that has plagued farmers and ranchers for many years. Old mattresses, sofas, appliances, tires and household garbage are routinely discarded along roadways, causing an... more »

Botryosphaeria stem blight of blueberry a concern in Southeast

Recently, the number of Botryosphaeria stem blight infected blueberry bushes is increasing in Alabama farms. Blueberry stem blight (Botryosphaeria dothidea) is a fungal disease known as the primary disease limiting establishment of blueberry plantings in the Southeast. Pathogen... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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