1) Growing Demand for Organic Blueberries in China
The blueberry season in Guizhou begins every year in May and continues until August. The production areas suffered from excessive rainfall in the second half of June. Many of the blueberries burst. The overall production volume in Guizhou declined by 10% in comparison with last season.
2) Climate Change Upends California Growing Season
Too hot, too cold, too early, too late: As climate change upends “typical” growing seasons, produce no longer behaves as expected.
3) Bob Nunes, Nunes Company Co-Founder and Pioneer in Marketing Produce to Consumers, Dies at 88
Frank Robert (Bob) Nunes died peacefully Nov. 6, at his home in Pebble Beach, CA, a short distance from the Salinas Valley where he grew up and made his career. He was 88.
4) Grimmway Farms Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Local Cleanup Day
A big milestone calls for equally big fanfare, and as this golden year is tied not just to the company, but to it having been a part of the Bakersfield, California, community, it held two local events to mark the occasion.
5) Organic Farming in Southeast Asia
There is a growing interest in organic produce in Southeast Asia. In reaction to rapidly changing farming practices, organic farming is an alternative agricultural system that strives for sustainability, the enhancement of soil fertility and biological diversity.