Water

Conserving water: Group defines Farm Bill irrigation needs

Conservation programs have long been a key part of farm bills over the years, and the 2023 Farm Bill will be no different. The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) has established five core principles... more »

Drought impacts linger even after California storms boost water supply

Severe winter storms that caused widespread flooding and damage to California communities also contributed to improving the state’s water-supply picture, increasing reservoir levels and boosting the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 222% of average last week.... more »

California farms statewide hit by storms and floods

Warm atmospheric river storms wreaked havoc on California last week, causing widespread flooding from rain and snowmelt, which overfilled rivers and creeks, displaced residents, washed out roads and damaged agriculture. In Tulare County, flooding forced... more »

WAVEx webinar to focus on improving vineyard water productivity

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite wine grape growers to register for an upcoming webinar on the use of novel irrigation technology and sensor-based irrigation scheduling to improve vineyard water... more »

Vineyard management firm adds Lumo irrigation technology

Redwood Empire Vineyard Management (REVM), a vineyard management company, is set to trial the first smart irrigation valve for growers this summer. Lumo, an Agtech company focused on water sustainability through the development of smart... more »

Floods strike northern California strawberry fields

A weekend storm flooded northern California strawberry and vegetable fields, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their farms, homes and businesses. The storm caused massive damage to strawberry fields and may put many growers and... more »

USApple creates environmental affairs position

The U.S. Apple Association has promoted one of its staffers to lead sustainability and environmental matters. Mitchell Liwanag, who was USApple’s manager of association management, has been promoted to manager of environmental affairs. [caption id="attachment_37089"... more »

Bus tour visits Texas farms during agritourism convention

The Feb. 3-7 NAFDMA International Agritourism Association Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas, drew the highest turnout in nearly two decades. More than 900 agritourism operators, including fruit and vegetable growers and farm retail store... more »

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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

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