Exotic Fruits Grown In California

By Fruit Growers Supply News / February 16, 2020 / 1 Comment

As one of the warmest and sunniest states in America, California offers unique opportunities for growing all kinds of crops that wouldn’t work elsewhere — including several fruit crops from other parts of the world. Exotic fruits do especially well in California due to the sunny climate and coastal temperatures […]

DIY Pallet Projects

By Fruit Growers Supply News / February 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Wooden pallets are one of the most popular bases used for transporting fruits and vegetables from farms and orchards to packinghouses and grocery stores. However, once a shipment has been unloaded and the pallets are no longer needed, they provide a wonderful resource for anyone interested in trying their hand […]

How Wax on Produce Prevents Food Waste

By jmb23007 / February 4, 2020 / 1 Comment

There’s no better way to make sure produce looks good and stays safe for consumption than by adding a layer of protective fruit wax to it before sending it to market. But what exactly is it, and what specifically makes putting wax on produce such a good idea for growers, […]

What is Corrugated? Defining Corrugated Material

By Fruit Growers Supply News / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Defining corrugated fiberboard can help growers and packers understand the science behind the boxes we use to transport fruit and produce from farms all the way to the point of sale. Learn how this popular material is made from start to finish and discover why corrugated boxes from Fruit Growers […]

Water Challenges Facing California Central Valley Farmlands

By Fruit Growers Supply News / September 20, 2019 / 1 Comment
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The world-famous Californian sprawling beaches, skyscrapers and bridges are rare sights in the San Joaquin Valley. Here, extensive farmlands and oil fields indicate the way in which the region contributes significantly to the state’s $2.7 billion economy. However, a six-year California Central Valley drought has left the region with quadrupling […]

Solar Power’s Benefits Increasingly Recognized by California Farmers

By Fruit Growers Supply News / August 19, 2019 / 1 Comment
Panorama View of Solar Farm With Sunset in Behind

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), America’s solar industry continues to expand at a record pace as more and more farmers discover the advantages of a solar irrigation system. California leads the way in solar power, with more than 25 GW of installed capacity. According to the SEIA, […]

California Agriculture Is Vital to the Economy

By Fruit Growers Supply News / August 9, 2019 / 1 Comment
California Farming Aerial View of Fams Side-by-Side

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

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
Pesticide Application on Field With Two Workers on the Ground

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
Paper Machine Art Sketched in Black and White

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 […]