Five Emerging Technologies in Agriculture We’re Watching in 2023

December 7, 2022 / 0 Comments
Man in wheat field holding drone

Some folks who aren’t in the industry may think of agriculture as static or antiquated. Agriculture is indeed steeped in tradition, and there’s nothing new about regenerative agriculture, which was practiced until relatively recently in human history and is once again growing in popularity. However, agriculture is also a realm […]

From Ancient History to Modern Health – Five Facts About Citrus

December 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

The time of year between mid-fall and the New Year hosts important holidays across many different cultures worldwide. One thing many of these traditions have in common is citrus. Here in North America, oranges were traditionally given as a stocking gift back when oranges were more of a luxury than […]

What You Can do Now to
Protect Your Crops in the Winter

November 16, 2022 / Comments Off on What You Can do Now to
Protect Your Crops in the Winter

Fruit growers know they need to think and act seasonally to make decisions today that will impact their crops in the seasons and years to come. This kind of strategic thinking can be the difference between a grower whose operations thrive from season to season and one who flounders when […]

Developing a management plan to protect your future food crops from pests

October 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Developing a management plan to protect your future food crops from pests
Agricultural workers with personal protective equipment spraying pesticides in a field during the daytime.

Your crops are your livelihood. Nurturing and protecting your plants throughout their lives is part and parcel of farming. Unfortunately, crops in California face numerous threats from pests, including certain insects, diseases, and fungi. Some people think “pest” and automatically assume “insect,” but that’s a crude and inaccurate oversimplification. After […]

Different fertilizer options and how to use them for total orchard care

October 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Different fertilizer options and how to use them for total orchard care
Fertilizer scoop

Fertilizer is one part of total orchard care If you manage an orchard, a lot goes into ensuring you have healthy crops from year to year. This can include taking proper steps in the fall and winter to ensure your irrigation system is in top shape for the spring , […]

Planning Ahead is a Fruit Grower’s Best Tool

October 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Planning Ahead is a Fruit Grower’s Best Tool
Apples growing on a fruit wall

Fall at the Operations Center At Fruit Growers Supply (FGS) operations center, fall is the busiest time of year. A retail store for farmers, primarily citrus growers, the Orange Cove operations center is preparing for another busy season. Jerry Cedillo is the Warehouse Supervisor at the Orange Cove location, with […]

Your Complete Checklist To Prepare Your Irrigation System For Fall

September 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Your Complete Checklist To Prepare Your Irrigation System For Fall
A sprinkler-and-hose system irrigation a field of seedlings

What Fall Means For Your Irrigation System Fall means the harvest. While people on the outside may think of fall at the farm in terms of apple picking, hayrides, and other agritourism attractions, those who work in the fruit growing industry know that the fall harvest also means preparing your […]

A New Pallet to Serve a Multitude of Markets

September 15, 2022 / Comments Off on A New Pallet to Serve a Multitude of Markets

Over 100 Years of Service to the Fruit Growing Industry  In 1907, Sunkist Growers created Fruit Growers Supply, an agricultural supplier, to manufacture wood crates for their California-grown oranges. Over 100 years since, Fruit Growers Supply has grown to serve both Sunkist and the open market, helping fruit producers of […]

New Technology Boosts FGS Pallet Plant as Leading Pallet Manufacturer

August 22, 2022 / Comments Off on New Technology Boosts FGS Pallet Plant as Leading Pallet Manufacturer

A glimpse into the Fruit Grower’s Supply Pallet Plant Ron Santiago wears a safety vest as he sits in his office. The Plant Manager for Fruit Growers Supply’s (FGS) pallet plant, his attention is attuned to every detail that makes operations run efficiently and smoothly. In addition to providing irrigation […]

What You Need to Know to Stay Safe Around the Orchard this Summer

August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on What You Need to Know to Stay Safe Around the Orchard this Summer
An orchard tractor driving between two rows of apple trees in the daytime.

Depending on what fruit you grow, there’s no true off-season in a citrus grove in Southern California. You’re hard at work, day in and day out. You may not feel like you have much time to spare to brush up on your safety game, but no matter what role you […]