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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 »

New beetle emerging threat to nut crops

University of California researchers and almond growers are seeking solutions for controlling the carpophilus beetle, a newcomer to the state that is an established pest in Australia. Although researchers have begun unraveling some of the... more »

House committee passes $1.5 trillion version of farm bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee passed its version of a $1.5 trillion farm bill on Thursday night. The bill expands farm commodity supports but shrinks Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and reallocates... more »

FloraPulse provides real-time data on plant water needs

FloraPulse, an easy-to-install water sensor, provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions.  FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire... more »

Q&A: Honeybee health in 2024

In the past 15 years, beekeepers have been losing up to 50% of colonies, and bee professionals have reported higher than expected colony losses during the fall and winter. Additionally, higher mite loads and slightly... more »

BeeHero provides pollination solutions for real-time decisions

BeeHero, a data-driven technology company founded in Israel in 2017, is on a mission to future-proof global food security by saving bees and promoting sustainable pollination practices. The vision for this company stems from its... more »

Central Valley fruit, nut grower considers sale

The Assemi family, a large California Central Valley grower and processor of pistachios and almonds, as well as blueberries and cherries, may be planning to leave the growing side of the business, according to a... more »

California workforce summit extends discount registration deadline

More than 500 agricultural safety and human resource professionals, farm managers and supervisors, labor contractors and farm owners are expected to converge on the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California, for a workforce summit. ACTIVATE24 is... 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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