Your Complete Checklist To Prepare Your Irrigation System For Fall

September 20, 2022 / 0 Comments
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 / 0 Comments

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 […]

Orchard Ladders – Picking And Choosing

August 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Orchard Ladders – Picking And Choosing

Tripod ladders, fruit picking ladders, orchard ladders — whatever you choose to call them, they’re an essential tool in the field of your fruit growing operation. With non-slip rungs and a tapered design to minimize damage to the trees, they are specially designed for orchard work, including harvesting fruit and […]

Pollinators and Fruit Growers 101: Why You Need Them and How to Help Them Help You

July 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Pollinators and Fruit Growers 101: Why You Need Them and How to Help Them Help You
Bee pollinator feeding on a white flower in the daytime.

What is Pollination? If you’re a fruit grower, you likely already know how fruit trees reproduce and produce fruit. First, pollen from the anthers (male part of a flower) is transferred to the stigma (female part of the flower), where it germinates and eventually fertilizes the female cell. At this […]

How to Increase Your Sustainability With FGS Farm Crop Irrigation Systems

July 21, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Increase Your Sustainability With FGS Farm Crop Irrigation Systems
Watering Crops in a Field Irrigation System Short Crops

Striking the right balance when it comes to irrigating your crops can be difficult. Savvy growers know that the timing of crop irrigation will impact crop health, soil health, and the bottom line. Irrigating in the heat of the day, for instance, not only means water can evaporate before it […]

Seven Dependable, Underrated Tools For a Grower’s Ideal Toolset

July 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Seven Dependable, Underrated Tools For a Grower’s Ideal Toolset
Three gardening tools hanging on hooks on a brick wall.

When you’re far from the nearest toolbox, shed, or truck, there are several dependable tools that can save growers from making a costly trip to the hardware store while on the job.  There’s no telling what sort of leak or blockage might disrupt work flow when it comes to tractors, […]

Why Citrus Growers Need the New, Google-Powered RTS Sunsort AI

June 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Why Citrus Growers Need the New, Google-Powered RTS Sunsort AI

Sorting for citrus quality — and saving your operation precious time and overhead — has never been more sleek, sophisticated, or effective, all thanks to the Google-powered RTS Sunsort AI. This new machine runs on the latest imaging and Artificial Intelligence technology offered by Google’s advanced software. It also features […]

Which Post-Harvest Wax Coatings Are the Best for Food Safety?

May 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Which Post-Harvest Wax Coatings Are the Best for Food Safety?

Produce wax coatings have revolutionized the freshness and availability of food worldwide, transforming post-harvest handling of fruits and vegetables on many different levels. Food waxes have helped reduce food waste and expand food availability to the masses; they’ve also improved the shelf-life, food safety (by killing pathogens), appearance, and sometimes […]