Plant Nutrition

Concerns persist despite fertilizer prices stabilizing

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

Leger & Son avoids ‘unforced errors’ in growing watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

Biotalys partners with universities on biocontrol research

Biotalys has entered into academic collaborations with researchers in plant pathology in the U.S. and United Kingdom (UK). Biotalys is developing a series of biocontrols to support growers in protecting their crops from pests and... more »

UCCE Northern San Joaquin Valley offers CropManage workshop

Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops. UCCE Northern San Joaquin... more »

American Farm Bureau sets policy agenda at convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation in late January wrapped up its 105th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City by approving policy changes to guide the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year. California Farm... more »

Cover crop mixes: Select right species, seeding rates

Choosing the right mixes will help assure a fair return on your investment. Here are ways to reduce the cost while maximizing the return. Know your growing conditions Get a sense of the growing conditions... more »

Commentary: 5 AgTech trends to watch in 2024

Editor's note: In 2023, the agricultural industry faced challenges from extreme weather to supply chain issues. To address these issues and meet the goal of feeding a growing population, researchers and engineering teams developed smart... more »

California seeks to define ‘regenerative’

With companies increasingly using the term “regenerative” to sell their products, there’s also growing pressure to nail down what this latest farming buzzword means. The unregulated term has crept into legislation, language authorizing government funding... 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

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