Western Growers proudly welcomes TerrAvion and Trace Genomics as the two newest startup companies in the Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif. The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) opened its doors in December 2015 with six start-up companies and now has 15 companies working toward developing innovative solutions to help solve agriculture’s biggest challenges.
An op-ed this week in the LA Times from Dr. Jay Famiglietti of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena stated that California’s drought is so severe that the state’s reservoirs will run out of water in one year. Enhancing water efficiency is more critical than ever.
Water and water management is one of the most critical issues farmers face these days. Enhancing irrigation efficiency goes beyond addressing challenges related to water supply, it also impacts nutrient and water quality management and it is critical for business operations. Western Growers understands the issues farmers face and is sponsoring a webinar to provide an overview of the benefits of good irrigation management and techniques to improve irrigation efficiency and nutrient management through irrigation systems.