What Fall Means For Your Irrigation System Fall means the harvest. While people on the outside may think of fall at the farm in terms of apple picking, hayrides, and other agritourism attractions, those who work in the fruit growing industry know that the fall harvest also means preparing your […]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.
What is Pollination? If you’re a fruit grower, you likely already know how fruit trees reproduce and produce fruit. First, pollen from the anthers (male part of a flower) is transferred to the stigma (female part of the flower), where it germinates and eventually fertilizes the female cell. At this […]Read More
Striking the right balance when it comes to irrigating your crops can be difficult. Savvy growers know that the timing of crop irrigation will impact crop health, soil health, and the bottom line. Irrigating in the heat of the day, for instance, not only means water can evaporate before it […]Read More
Bloom is the most integral stage of the citrus life cycle. Long before the success of a fruit crop can be ensured, growers must be strategic about the care and protection of flowers in order to ensure a profitable season. Some approaches to facilitating citrus bloom and yield happen long […]Read More
Citrus bloom is in full swing here in the Central Valley. It comes not too far behind the vernal blooms of other popular orchard trees, such as apples, peaches, apricots and more. Like most growers, you want to ensure the success of your crop— and for fruit growers, a lot […]Read More
Some agricultural pests are inevitable, and the most seasoned growers eventually learn that the best way to handle them is to strike a balance. This is certainly the case with citrus crops during bloom and pollination season. For example katydids love citrus, especially mandarins and clementines. The insects tie their […]Read More
Growing can’t happen without water. But the opposite can be true: agricultural enterprises can’t run on too much water. Adequate water usage with irrigation has a huge impact on us growers for a couple big reasons. On the one hand, we need enough to maintain crop health and consistent growth. […]Read More
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is an independent, nonprofit organization with a global reach whose mission is to promote sustainable forest management through its certification program. SFI collaborates with a diverse network of forest sector experts, conservation groups, brand owners, educators, landowners, resource professionals, local communities, Indigenous peoples, universities, and […]Read More
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
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