Table of Contents What is Xeriscaping? How to Incorporate Xeriscaping Principles at Home 1. Reconsider How You Water 2. Insulate the Roots from Heat with Mulch 3. Improve Plant Health with Organic Compost 4. Replace Grass with Drought-Tolerant Plants 5. Use Drought-Tolerant Grass Are you wondering how to create a […]Read More
Irrigating Crops Along the California West Coast
The smart, sustainable, and responsible use of water in irrigating our crops requires a combination of experience and intuition with advanced engineering and state-of-the-art technology. Irrigation in California and the West Coast is especially challenging, from changes in the environment to changing regulations.
At Fruit Growers Supply Company, we strive to provide our community of growers and suppliers with the best possible information about irrigation through the articles and insights on our blog. Explore our blog to learn more about irrigation, energy, and other resources critical to growing better produce.
Our Irrigation Blog Topics
From innovative ways to overcome the unique irrigation challenges California growers face to the benefits of solar power systems for West Coast growers, you’ll find plenty of information about irrigation in California in our archives.
Some articles related to irrigation include:
- Tackling Irrigation Challenges for California Growers
- What Growers Need to Build a Successful Irrigation System
- Water Challenges Facing California Central Valley Farmlands
- Solar Power’s Benefits Increasingly Recognized by California Farmers
About Our Company
Founded in 1907, Fruit Growers Supply Company has gradually expanded our services to meet the needs of produce growers and suppliers throughout the West Coast. While we started outsourcing and manufacturing crates and pallets for produce transportation, we now offer full-service irrigation designs.
Today, our team possesses a deep understanding of modern pump stations, filtration, solid-set sprinklers, linear and center pivot, and drip systems, as well as a Water Treatment Preventative Maintenance Program to help you control repair costs.
Upgrade Your Irrigation
At FGS, we apply our extensive knowledge of irrigation in California to our irrigation consulting and design services. Our team can develop a customized irrigation system for your farm so you can get more out of your land. If you’re interested in learning more about our irrigation services, contact our team today by filling out our online form.
During times of drought, it’s not surprising that the California crops that use the most water are scrutinized. It’s important to consider how much water the most water intensive crops in California require, as well as the overall value they bring to the table. That way, growers can make important […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
When most people think of the importance of water filtration, they tend to imagine systems designed to purify drinking water. Farmers, however, think about how water filtration will affect their crops. The more control farmers have over their inputs, the more control they have over the crops they produce. Water […]Read More
As a California grower, you know better than anyone how challenging and taxing your occupation can be — especially when faced with so many unique issues and regulations. Whether you’re aiming to best address challenging restrictions or combat issues surrounding drought using water conservation systems, it’s imperative that you take […]Read More
How can you, as a grower, ensure that your irrigation system is performing optimally and that the water is evenly being applied to the fields? Distribution Uniformity (DU) Testing is one reliable method to measure an irrigation system’s performance.Read More
As a grower, you’ve got a lot on your mind. You rely on your equipment to produce the best crops available in the marketplace. You depend on your staff at harvest time, knowing that they have been well trained and can get the job done on schedule and ahead of […]Read More
We are the only ones in California that can cover all of your needs from growing and harvesting to packing and shipping. This is just one of the ways we can bring your costs down while bringing your efficiency up.Read More