Why Corrugated is the Best Packaging Solution for Fruit Growers

May 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Why Corrugated is the Best Packaging Solution for Fruit Growers

Ever wonder why corrugated cardboard packaging is so popular and widespread? Used in many industries the world over, corrugated packaging is no stranger to the agricultural world, especially with fruit growers. While there are tons of options for holding product or sending fruit to market such as cartons, bins, plastic, […]

Why Degreening Rooms Are a Must-Have For Your Operation

May 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Why Degreening Rooms Are a Must-Have For Your Operation
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In the agricultural business, growers and packers don’t often want to “accelerate” the rate of their product ripening. After all, this process can lead to oxidation, spoil, and loss. For citrus growers and packers, however, encouraging and controlling the ripening of your fruit is essential and can provide a leading […]

What Makes Corrugated One of the Best Sustainable Packaging Options

April 27, 2022 / Comments Off on What Makes Corrugated One of the Best Sustainable Packaging Options
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Striking a balance between effective food packaging and hitting sustainability targets is a challenge. No matter what option you go for, any sort of food packaging that actually works for agricultural produce— whether it’s broccoli, citrus, or cucumbers— must be manufactured. This can create waste and use energy to be […]

Approaches to Help Citrus Bloom Go the Extra Mile

April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Approaches to Help Citrus Bloom Go the Extra Mile
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Bloom is the most integral stage of the citrus life cycle. Long before the success of a fruit crop can be ensured, growers must be strategic about the care and protection of flowers in order to ensure a profitable season. Some approaches to facilitating citrus bloom and yield happen long […]

Timing Fertilizer Applications in Orchards for Bloom. And Why it Matters.

April 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Timing Fertilizer Applications in Orchards for Bloom. And Why it Matters.

Citrus bloom is in full swing here in the Central Valley. It comes not too far behind the vernal blooms of other popular orchard trees, such as apples, peaches, apricots and more. Like most growers, you want to ensure the success of your crop— and for fruit growers, a lot […]

Pest Management During Citrus Bloom

April 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Pest Management During Citrus Bloom

Some agricultural pests are inevitable, and the most seasoned growers eventually learn that the best way to handle them is to strike a balance. This is certainly the case with citrus crops during bloom and pollination season. For example katydids love citrus, especially mandarins and clementines. The insects tie their […]

Best Food Grade Wax Options for Postharvest

March 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Best Food Grade Wax Options for Postharvest

Keeping produce fresh and eye-catching is essential for a high-yielding agricultural business. One of the best low-cost, food safe options in the industry are food grade wax for postharvest: edible coatings that protect fruits and vegetables from moisture and spoiling. This also gives your product a glossy and appetizing shine. […]

Different Types of Pallets: Which One Do You Need?

March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Different Types of Pallets: Which One Do You Need?

Pallets are universal tools found on farms, as well as at storehouses, warehouses, packhouses and distribution centers. And yet, the professionals that use them – and even depend on them – might not think about just how versatile, vital and carefully engineered pallets are. They are designed for specific purposes […]

8 Most Underrated Production and Harvest Supplies for Growing Operations

March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 8 Most Underrated Production and Harvest Supplies for Growing Operations
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The need for production harvest supplies like gloves, bins and cutting tools is obvious to non-growers and professional growers alike. How else could you get the job done picking and storing fruits, vegetables or other agricultural and horticultural products? Hoes, shovels and rakes are also essential in the farming process. However, there are less obvious and very […]

How Growers Can Cut Down on Water Usage with Irrigation

February 28, 2022 / Comments Off on How Growers Can Cut Down on Water Usage with Irrigation

Growing can’t happen without water. But the opposite can be true: agricultural enterprises can’t run on too much water.  Adequate water usage with irrigation has a huge impact on us growers for a couple big reasons. On the one hand, we need enough to maintain crop health and consistent growth. […]