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Pest update: Efforts continue to control SWD, SLF

In 2022, Fruit Growers News highlighted research in California and other states related to imported wasps to control the spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly. Kent Daane, Extension specialist with UC-Berkeley and stationed at the Kearney... more »

UCANR nematode workshop scheduled   

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is offering a workshop focused on nematodes. The workshop is scheduled for March 26 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. The event is designed to provide... more »

Growers scrap vineyards as market dims

A once-in-a-generation downturn in the wine market is reshaping California’s grape growing regions as farmers tear out vines to rebalance supply with declining demand. Throughout this winter, bulldozers plowed through Lodi’s wine country, leveling vineyards... more »

Webinar addresses fire blight research

A webinar will address issues related to fire blight integrated pest management. The webinar, 3-5 p.m. Pacific, March 14, is for commercial and non-commercial apple and pear growers, landscapers and orchard professionals. [caption id="attachment_17220" align="aligncenter"... more »

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 »

Central Valley fruit, nut grower considers sale

The Assemi family, a large California Central Valley grower and processor of pistachios and almonds, as well as blueberries and cherries, may be planning to leave the growing side of the business, according to a... more »

Naturipe kicks off California strawberry season

National Strawberry Day — Feb. 27 — coincides with the kickoff of California strawberry season for Naturipe Farms, with increasing volumes. Naturipe will offer several of its proprietary varieties and premium berries, including the jumbo... more »

Small Farm Tech Expo set for March 1

The Small Farm Tech Expo features an exposition tailored for small-scale farmers and dynamic workshops focused on technology. The annual event, which brings together farmers, community members and supporters of family farms in California's Central Valley,... more »

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