How Wax on Produce Prevents Food Waste

February 4, 2020 / 1 Comment
Protective fruit wax

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

November 1, 2019 / 1 Comment
Fiber board

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

September 20, 2019 / 1 Comment
Irrigation or River System With Nearby Fields Surrounding

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

August 19, 2019 / 1 Comment
Aerial Photo of Solar Panels on a Farm and Sunset in the Background

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

August 9, 2019 / 2 Comments
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

August 8, 2019 / 3 Comments
Vegetable basket

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 / 1 Comment
Workers Applying Pesticide in Fields

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 / 1 Comment
Paper Machine 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 […]

Sustainable Forestry: The Perfect Blend of Responsibility and Growth

June 24, 2019 / 1 Comment
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 / 1 Comment
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 […]