June 6, 2023

Neill Callis from Turlock Fruit Company Joins the WGCIT for June Lunch and Learn

The Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology in Salinas welcomed Turlock Fruit Company General Manager Neill Callis as the speaker for its June Lunch & Learn event.

For the representatives from 15 startups that were in attendance, Callis talked about the need for technologists to work with growers to develop precision agriculture – in particular, the need for “hyper specific” irrigation control.

“Right now we’re farming fewer acres [and it costs] more money,” Neill said. “It’s a system built at a capacity nature does not support with the water we have.”

For more information about joining the WGCIT and having access to its monthly Lunch & Learn events with growers, visit the Center’s website here.