March 20, 2024

Western Growers Science and Innovation Team Members Visit Australia and New Zealand

Western Growers Dennis Donohue, Center for Innovation and Technology Director, and Jeana Cadby, Environment and Climate Director, visited Australia and New Zealand to meet with growers and scientists to discover and understand opportunities to collaborate and learn about sustainable farming practices for vegetable production.

Highlights of the trip included walking through the new Kiwifruit varieties under development at the KBC (kiwifruit breeding center), learning about invasive species protection measures at Plant and Food Research, getting a tour of the latest tools and innovative technologies with Agritech New Zealand and sharing Western Growers initiatives while attending the biggest ag tech event in the southern hemisphere, evoke-AG.

This trip was one more step in aligning to find solutions to global agricultural challenges.