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Land-use bill for solar sites opposed

Roughly half of California’s 30 million acres of farmland is protected from development by the California Land Conservation Act of 1965. Proposed state legislation to modify California’s longstanding farmland conservation law could pave the way... more »

Biofungicide Mevalone approved for use in California

Sipcam Agro USA has launched biofungicide Mevalone in California. The fungicide has been used by grape growers in the U.S. and Europe for several years to manage bunch rot (Botrytis) and powdery mildew on wine,... more »

UC strawberry study looks at growing costs, returns

A new study can help estimate costs and potential returns for growing strawberries on California’s Central Coast. The University of California (UC) Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the UC-Davis Department of... more »

USApple webinar: little spring weather concern

As spring blooms move into the summer months, temperatures, drought, storms and potential late freezes can keep growers on their toes. Though high temperatures can be a concern, apple growers in the major U.S. growing... more »

Tech aids Salinas Valley grower Pezzini Berry Farms

Pezzini Berry Farms is using technology to combat pests and is considering other tech to improve harvesting efficiencies. Paul Pezzini, a farm market veteran who grew up in his family’s artichoke farming and retail business,... more »

Northern California Pear and Grape Field Day scheduled

Growers of grapes and pears are invited to attend this year’s iteration of the University of California Cooperative Extension’s (UCCE) Pear and Grape Field Day. The event is scheduled for May 28 in Hopland, California.... more »

Angular leaf spot troubles California strawberry growers

Editor's note: This is a post from the Cal Poly Strawberry Center's blog, written by Gerald Holmes, director of the center, and Shashika Hewavitharana, assistant professor and strawberry plant pathologist. We are seeing quite a... more »

Naturipe Farms names VP of marketing

Naturipe Farms has hired Ashley Finster as vice president of marketing. Finster is a marketing professional with nearly three decades of management experience, including consulting, and senior marketing roles at various consumer packaged goods and... 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

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