Crop Management

UC study estimates costs for growing coastal organic strawberries

A new study can help growers and others estimate costs and potential returns for California’s Central Coast organic strawberries. The study was recently released by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension and the... more »

Plant disease scientist honored

A Cornell University plant disease scientist has been honored for her work in improving crops. Maria Harrison is an adjunct professor in the section of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology at Cornell’s School of Integrative... more »

Valley Irrigation shows off irrigation advancements

Valley Irrigation, a global supplier of precision irrigation technologies, recently showed off its irrigation equipment at the National Mall. Valley participated in the second Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall, hosted by the... more »

National Young Farmers Coalition opposes farm bill first draft

Proposed farm bill legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson misses a rare opportunity to meaningfully address the challenges facing the new generation of U.S. farmers and ranchers, according to the National... more »

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch on-campus... more »

FIRA USA to showcase ag robotics in northern California

The FIRA USA ag robotics conference returns to California. Ag robotics is the focus of a fall northern California FIRA USA farm automation conference. FIRA USA is returning and is set to provide a convergence... more »

AI deep learning tech aids cherry packinghouses efficiencies

Cherry packers in California, the U.S., and New Zealand implemented TOMRA’s AI-powered trademarked LUCAi technology with its InVision2 grading platform during the past two seasons with excellent results. Prima Frutta Packing, Dunstan Hills and Panmure Orchards... more »

ProGro releases soil inoculant

ProGro BIO has announced the commencement of its 2024 U.S. expansive in-field trial program. Building upon the success of its 2023 program, which encompassed more than 10,000 acres across diverse crops, including fruits and vegetables,... 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

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