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Strawberries at a Farmers Market

A National Trend – Buy Fresh, Buy Local

“Buy fresh, buy local.” We’ve all heard the phrase countless times. These days, it’s much more than an agricultural slogan. It’s a national trend. Farmers’ markets have exploded in popularity during recent decades. For consumers, these markets offer an opportunity to purchase fresh, seasonal, locally-grown food that’s healthy not only […]

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A mature peach on a tree, unaffected by stone fruit diseases.

It’s Officially Stone Fruit Season!

Nectarines, red cherries, peaches, and apricots have started to appear in markets across California, which can only mean one thing: it’s officially stone fruit season! California produces more than 80% of the nation’s stone fruit. 70% of America’s peaches are grown here, along with 95% of apricots, 95% of fresh […]

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Irrigation Maintenance

It’s the springtime, which means growers across California are relying heavily on their irrigation systems once again. Irrigation systems require ongoing maintenance, both before and during the growing season. “Think of it as an oil change and tire rotation for your vehicle,” says Sam Baldiva, FGS’ irrigation sales manager. All […]

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FGS Heads To Cal Poly Spring Career Fair

At FGS, we’re always on the lookout for new people to join our team. That’s why we’ll be spending the day at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Career Fair on Wednesday, April 19th. The annual career fair runs from 10 am to 3 pm, offering the next generation of […]

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Citrus Bloom Is Coming

  It’s officially springtime, and that means citrus bloom is coming! Citrus bloom, of course, is the period when at least 10 percent of a citrus trees’ flowers are blooming. This time is the most critical part of the citrus life cycle. Lasting as short as 10 days or as […]

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Innovations In Sustainable Farming To Help You Move Into The Future

Sustainable farming is increasingly viewed as less of a commodity and more of a necessity. It’s a broad concept, too. After all, “sustainable” simply means something that can be continued or upheld. And at the end of the day, don’t we want our food systems and farming businesses to continue? […]

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Frost Damage and Your Crops – What to Look For, and How to Prevent It

Keeping your crops healthy throughout the year is not easy. Numerous threats pose risks to your plants, from pests and weather events to equipment failures. Unfortunately, many of these threats are outside your control as a grower. However, there are prevention and management strategies to help mitigate crop damage. This […]

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5 Pro Tips to Improve Your Soil Health

Let’s talk about soil health. We’re going to distinguish between soil and dirt. Dirt is soil that’s out of place, like on your floor or in your truck. Soil, on the other hand, is full of diverse life forms. From insects to microbes, the organisms that call soil home are […]

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From Ancient History to Modern Health – Five Facts About Citrus

The time of year between mid-fall and the New Year hosts important holidays across many different cultures worldwide. One thing many of these traditions have in common is citrus. Here in North America, oranges were traditionally given as a stocking gift back when oranges were more of a luxury than […]

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