Carol Lawrence

Carol Lawrence

HLB threat continues in California citrus groves

SALINAS, Calif. — The devastation of Florida’s citrus industry from Huanglongbing (HLB) could become the future for California citrus ­­– or not.

Boskovich Farms adds Ventura iceberg

Boskovich Farms in Oxnard, Calif., is going to begin growing a small amount of iceberg lettuce.
Mar 14, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Lettuce

Blueberry growers look to modernize

The Southeast blueberry industry is at a crossroads as it looks to modernize with more accurate tracking, improve its fruit varieties and find ways to deal with approaching market saturation and increasing imports.

Southeast berry growers expect rebound from 2018

Southeastern blueberry growers, after two years of weather-related low harvests, are optimistic but cautious about a normal season.

Imports, labor issues trouble California asparagus growers

The weather is no longer the biggest challenge facing asparagus growers in California as they prepare for this year’s anticipated March-to-summer harvest season.
Jan 23, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Asparagus