Boxes That Keep Giving: Corrugated Packaging with Great Graphics

August 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Boxes That Keep Giving: Corrugated Packaging with Great Graphics
Healthy Vegetables

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

June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on How Farmers Fight Back against Exotic Pests and Diseases
Agricultural workers with personal protective equipment spraying pesticides in a field during the daytime.

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

June 26, 2019 / Comments Off on A Brief History of Corrugated Fiberboard
Paper Machine

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 of […]

Sustainable Forestry: The Perfect Blend of Responsibility and Growth

June 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Sustainable Forestry: The Perfect Blend of Responsibility and Growth
Green Pine Tree Thickets in Forest

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

June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on What Growers Need to Build a Successful Irrigation System
Cropped Image of Skyline With Field and Fan

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

May 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Why Water Filtration Is Important for Farmers
A body of water with water being sucked into a round-shaped pump.

When most people think of the importance of water filtration, they tend to imagine systems designed to purify drinking water. Farmers, however, 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 produce. Water […]

How Corrugated is Made: The Corrugated Paper Manufacturing Process

May 20, 2019 / Comments Off on How Corrugated is Made: The Corrugated Paper Manufacturing Process
Corrugated

For more than 100 years, corrugated boxes have reigned as the go-to method of packaging for product transportation. In today’s market, corrugated materials are used to display, promote, and package just about every product on earth. Whether it’s food, toys, office supplies, computers, clothes, furniture, or electronics, everything we buy […]

How Does Produce Get to the Grocery Store?

May 14, 2019 / Comments Off on How Does Produce Get to the Grocery Store?
Assorted fruits on brown wooden racks

Ever wondered how grocery store produce gets from the farm to the grocery store? Shipping fresh produce is a lot more complicated than you think, and it involves several supply chains and lots of different equipment, including corrugated boxes and pallets. Spoiler alert: it’s more complicated than you might think. […]

The Benefits of Pesticide Use in Agriculture

May 9, 2019 / Comments Off on The Benefits of Pesticide Use in Agriculture
Diseased citrus-fruit tree leaves with black discoloration in the daytime.

The point of pesticides is to protect plants from pests, weeds and diseases that have the power to destroy entire crops. Currently, up to 40% of the world’s potential crops are destroyed every year due to these threats. Without the use of pesticides, this percentage could quickly double. For this […]

Tackling Irrigation Challenges for California Growers

April 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Tackling Irrigation Challenges for California Growers
drought

As a California grower, you know better than anyone how challenging and taxing your occupation can be — especially when faced with so many unique issues and regulations. Whether you’re aiming to best address challenging restrictions or combat issues surrounding drought using water conservation systems, it’s imperative that you take […]