Water

Intense heat stress California crops, growers

Crops, including grapes and melons, across California continue to take a beating as farmers work to reduce impacts of a lingering heat wave that has increased their costs and jeopardized production. With prolonged triple-digit temperatures... more »

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

The third iteration of the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics, known as FIRA-USA, plans to offer growers of tree fruit, grapes, berries, vegetables and nuts a view of the state of specialty crop robotics and... more »

California melon growers prepare for July 4 demand

California watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydews and mixed melons will arrive in grocery stores in time for the Independence Day holiday, an important marketing window melon growers and shippers strive to meet each season. “It is critical... more »

OSU South Centers to host Crop, Soil & Water Field Night on July 25

Drones and inputs will be part of a Crop, Soil & Water Field Night to be hosted by Ohio State University (OSU). The OSU South Centers Soil, Water, and Bioenergy program will host the July... more »

Water, efficiencies to benefit growers from nanobubble partnership

An AgTech partnership between a nanobubble technology supplier and one of the largest U.S. horticultural distribution and brokerage companies could help input efficiencies, including water savings. Moleaer Inc., a nanobubble technology firm, is collaborating with... more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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