Best Apps For Growers & Farmers

June 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Best Apps For Growers & Farmers
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“Precision agriculture” is a term that is being used a lot in the growing industry recently and reflects the desire to become efficient and strategic rather than use a hit-and-miss approach. One way that growers are optimizing their workflow and making their site visits much more efficient is by using […]

To Till Or Not To Till? No Tilling Tactics For Soil Health

June 19, 2020 / 1 Comment
A productive green field in the mountains

Tilling and plowing is nothing new. In fact, plowing with oxen dates back to at least 3000 B.C.E. However, this ancient technique has also been a major contributor to topsoil erosion, moisture loss, and the impoverishment of soil life and soil structure in general. If geomorphologist and author David Montgomery […]

Antique Farming Equipment We’re Glad We Don’t Have To Use Anymore

June 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Antique Farming Equipment We’re Glad We Don’t Have To Use Anymore
A room containing an assortment of vintage farm equipment

The large range of tractors and tractor attachments that you find in the garages of modern farms is the standard inventory for twenty-first-century growers. However, before the industrial revolution of the mid-1700s, fruit growers and agriculturalists relied on antique farm equipment to help them get the job done. Join us […]

What Exactly Makes Fruit And Vegetables Organic?

May 20, 2020 / Comments Off on What Exactly Makes Fruit And Vegetables Organic?
A close-up view of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries

Customer demand for clean, organic produce is growing, along with an awareness of the health and environmental effects of synthetic chemicals in the supply chain. In the U.S., the United States Department of Agriculture has standards and regulations that determine what makes fruit and other produce “organic.” Knowing about the […]

Could Robots Be the Next Farmers?

May 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Could Robots Be the Next Farmers?
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It seems like one of the biggest buzzwords in the AG sector these days is “automated farming,” and there’s no seeing that anyone is going to stop talking about it anytime soon. Some farmers are excited at the prospect and others fear for their livelihood, but in all the confusion […]

Best Plants for Butterflies & Hummingbirds in Your Garden

May 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Best Plants for Butterflies & Hummingbirds in Your Garden
A hummingbird feeding on a group of purple tubular flowers

Butterflies and hummingbirds are wonderful friends to have around your garden or orchard. They not only pollinate your plants and trees but also give you a reason to sit outside and enjoy the view. You can give these beautiful creatures a warm welcome by planting plenty of flowers that attract […]

How to Cope With Salty Soil: Gardening Tips For a Seaside Climate

May 6, 2020 / Comments Off on How to Cope With Salty Soil: Gardening Tips For a Seaside Climate
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Saline soil is a problem that isn’t new, but is increasing exponentially with poor land management practices and the ongoing effects of climate change. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies you can use to keep producing on your land or in your garden even when there’s too much salt […]

Advanced AG Technology You Didn’t Know Existed

May 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Advanced AG Technology You Didn’t Know Existed
Blue tractor pulling bales of hay across field

As a farmer, you rely on the tools you hold in your own two hands every day to get the job done. That’s why it’s more important than ever that you keep track of new developments in AG technologies, so you can increase the quality and quantity of your produce […]

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

April 14, 2020 / 1 Comment
Sprout growing up through soil

As a farmer, you know that your land and your dividends aren’t the only things you have to stay aware of. There’s no end to the list of terms and techniques that continue to sprout up in the world of farming and agriculture, and more are appearing by the day. […]

Why California’s Climate is So Good for Wine

April 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Why California’s Climate is So Good for Wine
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It’s no secret that California produces more—and better—wine than any other state. But just what is it about our beloved home that makes it the best place to grow your libations? Today at Fruit Growers Supply we’re going to be taking a look at the role climate and farming plays […]