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Protecting water supplies through groundwater recharge

To help improve water availability, a number of Central Valley California growers are participating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a groundwater recharge program. The pilot program, launched and administered through USDA Office of... more »

New beetle emerging threat to nut crops

University of California researchers and almond growers are seeking solutions for controlling the carpophilus beetle, a newcomer to the state that is an established pest in Australia. Although researchers have begun unraveling some of the... more »

BeeHero releases pollination data

To celebrate World Bee Day, BeeHero has shared findings from its 2022-2024 almond pollination seasons that showcase its ability to optimize and boost pollination efficacy while decreasing operational costs, by empowering both beekeepers and growers... more »

BeeHero provides pollination solutions for real-time decisions

BeeHero, a data-driven technology company founded in Israel in 2017, is on a mission to future-proof global food security by saving bees and promoting sustainable pollination practices. The vision for this company stems from its... 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 »

New, old pests found in California nut, pear orchards

Two different beetle pests found in California orchards this year have growers on alert and researchers looking to learn more as they try to develop treatments to control infestations. One is the arrival of a... more »

India trade dispute resolution to benefit U.S. blueberry, cranberry exports

With U.S. negotiators announcing resolution of the U.S.-India World Trade Organization poultry dispute, India will reduce tariffs on certain products, including fresh and processed berries. As part of the agreement, India also agreed to reduce... more »

Georgia reports on Hurricane Idalia damage

Hurricane Idalia damaged south Georgia crops. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has released information on how the hurricane and tropical storm, which made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida before quickly rolling... more »

Southeast growers evaluate Hurricane Idalia damage

Growers from Florida to the Carolinas are assessing potential damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which rolled through northern and western Florida and southern Georgia in late August. Initial reports state damage to south Georgia pecan... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

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Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

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