Crop Production

Fox Packaging founder dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a leader in providing flexible packaging, died April 17. He was 91. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Kenneth Fox,” lead... more »
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Farmland for solar sites a concern in land-use bill

Roughly half of California’s 30 million acres of farmland is protected from development by the California Land Conservation Act of 1965. Proposed state legislation to modify California’s longst... more »

UC Cooperative Extension offers young orchard water, nutrient management workshops

To help growers manage irrigation and nutrients for young and immature orchards, UC Cooperative Extension is offering workshops in Modesto, Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield. Growers are invited to discu... more »

Industry leaders applaud bipartisan ag labor working group’s final report

Industry leaders and associations applauded the House Committee on Agriculture’s bipartisan agriculture labor working group’s final report. The final report is the product of a months-long effort ... more »

Growers receive irrigation tips through Rivulis

Planning is key for running efficient irrigation systems. In the world of farming, investing in orchards and permanent crops, including almonds and other nuts, is like planting seeds for long-term ... more »

Webinars highlight sustainable farming practices 

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has announced three upcoming sustainabilit... more »

“FoldBot” robot streamlines packaging

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming ... more »
WSU researchers and students collect samples and perform honey bee colony health assessments in orchards near Modesto, CA. Photo by Brandon Hopkins

Honey bees at risk for colony collapse from longer, warmer fall seasons

The famous work ethic of honeybees might spell disaster for these busy crop pollinators as the climate warms, new research indicates. Flying shortens the lives of bees, and worker honey bees will f... more »

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