Crop Management

Kenneth Fox, Fox Packaging founder, dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a flexible packaging supplier, died April 17 at 91 years of age. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Kenneth Fox,” leaders of the Texas... more »

Naturipe Farms highlights sustainability on Earth Day

Berry grower Naturipe Farms is celebrating a legacy of leadership in sustainability on Earth Day, April 22. As of 2024, 28% of Naturipe Farms products are packed and/or cooled using renewable energy. This shift —... more »

Custom Agronomics acquires BioTek Ag

Custom Agronomics, a custom formulator and manufacturer of private-label liquid plant nutrition, nutrient use efficiency and other specialty products, has acquired BioTek Ag to expand its focus on nutrient use efficiency products. BioTek Ag is... more »

Lessons learned: A look at how everything farmers buy and sell is determined by others

I have been farming Michigan blueberries my entire life and my family has been farming them since 1956. I am the president of the Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee and the manager for Kamphuis Farms in... more »

Data collection tool expands farm management

An economical digital tool that tracks plant health that originated in the field crops sector is now available to specialty crop producers. Its initial entry in specialty crops, My Efficient Vineyard (MyEV), is an open-access... more »

Strawberries in Canadian greenhouse lighting project

Strawberries are a part of Canada’s Center for Horticultural Innovation’s search for the best possible supplemental lighting to integrate into the greenhouse industry. The center plans to conduct strawberry trials in their experimental greenhouse, testing... more »

FDA meeting focuses on data and tech for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to participate in an April 24 virtual and... more »

CEA loan guarantee program bill supported

The CEA Alliance applauds the introduction of the Food Supply Chain Capacity and Resiliency Act of 2024. The bill, sponsored by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Mike Braun (R-IN), is designed to provide critical alternative... 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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