Water Challenges Facing California Central Valley Farmlands

By Fruit Growers Supply News / September 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

The world-famous Californian sprawling beaches, skyscrapers and bridges are rare sights in the San Joaquin Valley. Here, extensive farmlands and oil fields indicate how the region significantly contributes to the state’s $2.7 billion economy. However, a six-year drought has left the region with quadrupling water challenges. It is now more […]

Solar Power’s Benefits Increasingly Recognized by California Farmers

By Fruit Growers Supply News / August 19, 2019 / 1 Comment

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), America’s solar industry continues to expand at a record pace. California leads the way, with more than 25 GW of installed capacity. According to the SEIA, “the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70-percent in the past decade.” As […]

Farming is Vital to California’s Economy

By Fruit Growers Supply News / August 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Farming is a grand industry in California, with around 77,500 farms and 122,500 farmers, California is one of the bigger farming economies in our country. But how does farming look for the environment? For the larger economy? Together we’ll take an in-depth look at how farming, and fruit farming in […]

Boxes That Keep Giving: Corrugated Packaging with Great Graphics

By Fruit Growers Supply News / August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Modern-day packaging not only carries and protects products. It also promotes them by conveying information in an attractive manner. It influences customers’ perception of the products and their response to them. Packaging can be of various shapes, based on your product and logistics. It can be of different materials, such […]

How Farmers Fight Back against Exotic Pests and Diseases

By Fruit Growers Supply News / June 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Exotic pests cost California growers over $3 billion every year, according to the California Dept of Food and Agriculture. Keeping these organisms in check is crucial for the nation’s food supply, and it’s a constantly evolving challenge. However, farmers today have more tools and research knowledge at their disposal than […]

A Brief History of Corrugated Fiberboard

By Fruit Growers Supply News / June 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

For most of human history, packages have been made from wood and fiber in some form, and there have been many marvelous and useful innovations since the primitive baskets of 12,000 years ago. Paper was invented as recently as 2,000 years ago (and known only in Asia for half that […]

Sustainable Forestry: The Perfect Blend of Responsibility and Growth

By Fruit Growers Supply News / June 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Forests play a critical role in the global environment, population and economy. They are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. They are valuable to local communities in that they provide food, shelter and work to them. The forest sector contributes to a geographical region’s economic well-being. Healthy […]

What Growers Need to Build a Successful Irrigation System

By Fruit Growers Supply News / June 20, 2019 / 1 Comment

Irrigation systems play an important role in commercial farming for helping crops and plants grow, especially if your farm is in an area that gets little rain, such as California. Effective irrigation technology has helped farmers in California produce an abundance of produce even during droughts. California farmers produced more […]

Why Water Filtration Is Important for Farmers

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

When most people think of water filtration, they imagine systems designed to purify drinking water. Farmers, however, tend to think about how water filtration will affect their crops. The more control farmers have over their inputs, the more control they have over the crops they grow. Water filtration gives farmers […]

How Corrugated is Made

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

For more than 100 years now, corrugated boxes have reigned as the go-to method of transport packaging. Corrugated materials are everywhere around us. They’re used to display, promote and package just about every product you see and buy on earth. Whether it’s food, toys, office supplies, computers, clothes, furniture or […]