climate and weather

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 »

Insights from the 2023 Benchmark Survey of farm markets

Farmers markets and retail farm markets play a crucial role in connecting consumers with locally sourced produce and goods, fostering community engagement and supporting small and medium-scale farmers and artisans.  As part of a USDA... more »

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

New releases from Cornell’s Geneva Apple Rootstock program should benefit growers through increased fire blight resistance, larger-sized and better-yielding fruit and even help growers by supplying sub-dwarfing varieties. Cornell’s Geneva rootstock... more »

WSU, AgWeatherNet to host precision ag open house

Growers can learn the latest in weather and crop sensing advancements in an upcoming open house. The Washington State University (WSU) Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) and AgWeatherNet (AWN) are planning to... more »

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Farming has forever been changed by technology, with new innovations helping growers of fruit, vegetables and tree nuts improve things such as pest management, disease monitoring and data collecting. One of the biggest help to... 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 »

Titan Farms partners with CarbonCents to reduce carbon footprint

A partnership with a carbon reduction tech firm should help Titan Farms cut its carbon footprint. CarbonCents is a pioneering technology firm specializing in carbon footprint tracking and reduction solutions. The collaboration for the Ridge... more »

Farm bill framework released by Senate committee

U.S. Sen John Boozman, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has released a draft of a farm bill framework on June 11. Key priorities of the framework (.pdf) include crop... more »

Annual California Small Farm Conference released 2025 dates

The 37th annual California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27. The 2025 edition of the conference will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. It will feature four days of virtual workshops... more »

MSU funds climate projects

Tree fruit benefits from four Michigan research and outreach projects funded through the new Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program. The program is a partnership involving Michigan State University, the Michigan Plant Coalition and the Michigan Department... 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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