Tailwater Systems’ founder and CEO, Dr. John Skardon, will be joining Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Director Dennis Donohue during tomorrow’s Innovating in Challenging Times webinar. Skardon will discuss how the company’s flagship product, an anaerobic nitrate removal bioreactor, is capable of removing 95% - 99% of nitrates within 90 minutes! 

Chardae Heim

Yesterday, Western Growers’ Field Harvest Acceleration Steering Committee gathered virtually to embark on Phase 2 of its Automation Initiative—an industry-led initiative designed to accelerate field automation progress with a primary focus on field harvesting.

During the meeting, the committee discussed in-depth strategies and tactics for mechanization adoption as well as identified a sentinel project for best accelerating field harvest automation. The group also developed a work plan for making the integration of automation more accessible to farms of all sizes and crops.

Stephanie Metzinger

Sara Matzger, iTradeNetworks’s solutions director, will be presenting on the various ways growers can help their own procurement processes during this Thursday’s Innovating in Challenging Times webinar. From diversifying one's buyer portfolio in order to have more resilience during industry turmoil to optimizing freight options in order to cut down on costs, this information is vital for growers during times like the one we’re currently living in.

Chardae Heim

Western Growers recently hosted a 5-part webinar series on topics surrounding Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), which occurred once a month from January to May of 2020. The series started by exploring the basics of WGS and how this tool applies to food safety management. In later months, the topics evolved into sequencing protocols, case studies, regulatory applications and novel applications of the next generation of whole-genome sequencing such as metagenomics.

Sonia Salas

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