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Green uncut California avocados

Demand for California Avocados is High This Year: Here’s Why

We often don’t think of marketing as something that’s necessary for edible produce. After all, doesn’t a crate of ripe, creamy avocados entice customers all on its own? The reality that we’ve seen this year is that marketing California avocados really does increase sales. Here are some key facts on […]

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Two large, yellow lemons on a lemon tree in the daytime

4 Potential Lemon Tree Problems and What To Do About Them

There are several kinds of lemon tree problems that are common in California. Fortunately, many of them can be prevented through the cultivation of the soil and attention to climatic conditions. Read on to learn about four potential lemon tree problems and what to do about them. Waterlogged Roots In […]

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A box of perfectly ripe strawberries.

New Fruit Sorting Options That Will Change the Way You Do Business

The Pomegranate Sorting Technique that Went Viral on Twitter On June 26, 2020, a video posted by Vala Afshar on Twitter depicting a simple fruit-sorting system went viral. In the video, a man rolled individual pomegranates down a set of rods that increased in distance, dropping the pomegranates directly into […]

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Green lamb’s lettuce with small droplets of water.

The Benefits of Peptides

The greatest challenge of agriculture is producing a thriving, nutrient-rich crop without harming the workers, consumers, and the environment in the process. Spearheaded by the Noble Research Institute, new research into peptides for plant health looks promising as an alternative to conventional pesticides and antibiotics. What Are Peptides? Peptides are […]

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Rows of apple-tree spindles under a hail net in the daytime.

What’s New in Crop Protection Measures

Crop protection is an ongoing challenge for California’s fruit, vegetable, and tree nut growers. Unfavorable climate conditions, depleted soil, pests, and bacterial and fungal diseases can ruin part and even all of a crop — causing significant losses for growers and raising prices for consumers. At a time when many […]

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Purple plums in a wooden barrel.

Getting The Soil Just Right For Organic Stone Fruit Production

Vernon Peterson, an organic grower at Abundant Harvest, quickly discovered after transitioning to organic agriculture that soil health was essential for growing healthy stone fruit. In an interview with Growing Produce, he explained: “In order to farm organic fruit, soil is your No. 1 concern,” he says. “If you get […]

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

Identifying Stone Fruit Bacterial Diseases

Stone fruit diseases are many and varied, but they typically come from four main origins: Phytoplasmas Fungus Bacteria Unknown origin Knowing which kind of disease you’re dealing with can help you identify effective methods of prevention and control to protect your fruit and avoid a loss. Here, we’ll take a […]

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Purple plum varieties hanging from a tree branch in the daytime.

The FGS Guide to Plum Varieties

Who doesn’t love biting into the soft, juicy flesh of a fresh plum? These early to late summer favorites make the perfect snack for picnics in the park, delicious plum pies, prunes, and prune juice for year-round enjoyment. In 2014, fresh plum crops in California were worth $68,475,000 without counting […]

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