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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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Bunches of green grapes on a vine in the daytime.

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 on a green stalk.

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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California Red Scale: What It Is, and What To Do About It

There are two kinds of scales (a small insect) that settle on citrus trees in California, causing damage to fruit, leaves, and even the trees themselves. These are the California red scale (Aonidiella aurantii) and yellow scale (Aonidiella citrina). Currently, the California red scale or citrus red scale is a […]

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Preventing California Wildfires for Growers

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 […]

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A Variety of Healthy Fruits and Foods Including Kiwi, Apple, Avocado, Pepper, Grapefruit, Almonds and Spinach

Exotic Fruits Grown In California

Table of Contents Finger Lime Meyer Lemon Purple and Yellow Passion Fruit Cherimoya White Sapote Selling Your Exotic Fruits in California Specialized Marketing Cost-Effective Crop Management Join an Exotic Fruit Association As one of the warmest and sunniest states in America, California offers unique opportunities for growing all kinds of […]

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5 Agricultural Technologies That Will Help Your Orchard Yield

Orchard owners here in California are continuously looking for ways to increase yields. Orchard supplies regularly fly off the shelves every season in the cause of better orchard yields. Now, more than ever, that effort is turning to technology. Every area of agriculture, from the type of fruit growing supplies […]

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