The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (the Center) celebrated its three-year anniversary earlier today with an exclusive event that included a fireside chat discussing the state of the industry, as well as a presentation to unveil WG’s Grower Trial Network and Crop-Collaborative Initiative. The event -- which was held at the Center in Salinas -- drew more than 40 growers, agtech start-up companies, venture capitalists and ag stakeholders.  

Hank Giclas

Along with a New Year comes a crucial time of the year to be reminded of leafy greens (iceberg and romaine) exposure to possible freeze conditions in the field. Just last week, USDA Market News reported start of daily harvest curtailed by ice in the fields in the desert southwest lettuce growing regions. The low temperature readings could very well result in field-freeze damage to iceberg, romaine lettuce and other leafy greens.

Bryan Nickerson

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