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California Strawberries launches major marketing campaign

In time for National Strawberry Day, California Strawberries is set to amplify strawberries and their many health benefits via the new year-long, consumer-focused campaign ‘Love, Strawberries.’ Inspired by the love and the care the heart-healthy... more »

Grape experts give workshops on drought preparedness, red blotch

Grape growers and other industry members interested in grape production and water management in vineyards are invited to University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension’s Grapevine Drought Preparedness Workshops. The workshops will be held in person... more »

California agencies working to sustain groundwater

A new era of groundwater management in California continues to take shape as local agencies develop and implement plans that identify how they intend to achieve groundwater sustainability goals over the next 20 years. "The... more »

Subsidence seen in California water year 2021; slower than previous droughts

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released new satellite-based data that show subsidence – or the sinking of the land surface due to excessive groundwater pumping – continues in the state. DWR has intensified statewide subsidence... more »

California grape tonnage increases seen in 2021 harvest

Johnnie White is anything but crushed by the news contained in the 2021 grape-crush report. "It's a grower's market," said White, a Napa County vineyard manager and member of the California Farm Bureau Board of... more »

California Statewide Pear Research Webinar will be held March 4

The 2022 California Statewide Pear Research Webinar will be held March 4 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit here for a registration link and the agenda. The Zoom meeting is co-sponsored by University of California Cooperative... more »

Organic Produce Summit announces first education session – CEA Part 1

The continued growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and the ramifications of hydroponically grown items being eligible for organic certification will be the subject of the first announced educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2022.... more »

Dominus Estate’s organic, dry-farmed vineyards create harmony with the land

Organic farming is a natural extension of the long-held philosophy at Dominus Estate that vines produce more balanced and complex grapes when grown in harmony with the environment. The decision to transition to organic seemed... 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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