Corrugated Packaging: Recyclable and Sustainable

By Fruit Growers Supply News / February 16, 2020 / 0 Comments
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When choosing a packaging type for transporting your products, the environmental footprint and ease of recycling of that packaging is an important consideration for your business as well as the retailer and end-user. Here are three reasons to choose recyclable corrugated packaging for transporting your produce to market: 1. Made […]

Preventing California Wildfires for Growers

By Fruit Growers Supply News / February 16, 2020 / 0 Comments
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If you call California home, you’ve no doubt been affected by the tragic and often terrifying forest fires that have been sweeping over the state over the last few years. These fires can be devastating to everything from the natural environment to property values, and they’re not going away anytime […]

The Difference Between Corrugated Fiberboard and Cardboard

By Fruit Growers Supply News / February 16, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Understanding the differences between cardboard vs corrugated fiberboard is an essential first step to take as you choose storage and shipping solutions. While the two materials are often referenced interchangeably, they’re actually quite different from each other. Corrugated offers some significant advantages over traditional cardboard, ensuring that your produce gets […]

What California Crops Use the Most Water?

By Fruit Growers Supply News / February 16, 2020 / 1 Comment
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During times of drought, it’s not surprising that the California crops that use the most water are scrutinized. It’s important to consider how much water the most water intensive crops in California require, as well as the overall value they bring to the table. That way, growers can make important […]

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 / 1 Comment

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
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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, […]