Water

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 »

California winegrape crop smallest since 2011

California winegrape growers last year harvested the smallest crop of any year within the past decade, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Preliminary Grape Crush Report, an annual benchmark for the winegrape... more »

Netafim USA’s AlphaDisc filter receives award

Netafim USA is celebrating recognition for its AlphaDisc filter, designed to protect irrigation systems against clogging caused by organic contaminants. The Irrigation Association named AlphaDisc the Bronze winner of its 2022 New Product Contest in... more »

Commentary: A cautious smile after Salad Bowl ‘storm watch’

After three long years of drought impacts, California has shifted climate gears into a monumental precipitation cycle  that has brought deluges to many parts of our state. Here on the Central Coast, many areas have... more »

FarmHQ releases irrigation monitoring app

FarmHQ's new app remotely monitors and controls irrigation equipment. The app, which helps lower costs and simplify operations, is now available in the Apple App Store, according to a news release. The app can be... more »

FDA reminds growers about harvest, postharvest water rule enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding produce growers that the discretion period for enforcing harvest and postharvest agricultural water safety rules is ending. On Jan. 13, the FDA released a fact sheet that provides... more »

California farms, crops damaged by storms

While the water from the storms that hit California during the past two weeks brought some hope for agriculture’s water needs, it also damaged crops. The historic storms damaged crops from broccoli to strawberries in... more »

State ag departments group sets 2023 federal policy focus

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has established its federal policy goals for 2023. NASDA members, the state commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture, hand-selected seven issues to serve as the organization’s... 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

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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