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Avocado Diseases You Need to Know About

The avocado industry is booming, and farmers are always looking for ways to increase their yield. To keep your farm as productive as possible, it’s important to know about the diseases that affect avocados. Avocado diseases are a common problem for avocado trees in the United States. Most recent estimates […]

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Why Biochar is Great For Vine Growth

The benefits of biochar have been known to indigenous Brazilian farmers for centuries. However, this age-old technique is just recently being adopted by winegrape growers in California. Discover how growers are using biochar to increase their yields and profits while improving the soil. What is Biochar? Biochar is a form […]

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The FGS Guide to Lettuce Varieties

Adding new lettuce varieties to your lineup can lengthen your harvest season and increase your customer base while protecting against large-scale crop loss from disease. Discover eight varieties of lettuce that are ideal for cultivation in California. Green Leaf Lettuce Varieties Green leaf lettuce varieties are some of the most […]

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Vine Mealybug: What Grape Growers Should Know

The Vine Mealybug is a serious grape vine pest that can cause significant damage to grapevines. These bugs damage grapevines by sucking juices from the plant, which can lead to stunted growth and decreased crop yield. They’re easy to identify because they leave behind white mealy “honeydew” on leaves and […]

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E. Coli: Preventing Pathogens From Getting Into Produce

In 2018, an outbreak of Escherichia coli in romaine lettuce was linked to 210 cases of food poisoning, 96 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths. This was a tragic event in itself, but had far-reaching effects on the industry, as consumers became terrified of consuming lettuce. Understanding how E. coli infiltrates vegetables […]

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Grape Yield Problems (and Suggested Solutions)

Grape productivity is typically measured by grape yield per acre, expressed in tons. And while it’s not always possible to predict the exact yield you’ll produce each year, there are several things you can do to optimize grape production and ensure a crop of healthy grapes. How Many Grapes per […]

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Aphids & Leafy Greens: What You Need to Know

Aphids… Those sticky little green critters that bug commercial growers and home gardeners whenever there’s a green leafy plant in sight. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to get on top of aphids and even prevent an infestation. Here are the University of California’s top tips for integrated aphid […]

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How Broadleaf Weeds Harm Spinach Growth

Broadleaf weeds compete with spinach in the field and make machine-harvesting next to impossible. Whether you grow spinach for the fresh or processed/frozen market, you’ll need to address the issue of broadleaf weeds as part of your spinach plant care plan. Here, we’ll describe the kinds of weeds to look […]

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Orchard Equipment That Makes a Difference

Orchard equipment has evolved a lot over the past hundred years from the Baby Caterpillar “18” crawler of 1914 to the robot harvesters being developed today. As always, each piece of equipment has been developed to solve a specific problem or to suit a specific orchard setup. Here are eight […]

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