Western Growers along with the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association and the California Leafy Green Research Council are cooperating to help the Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture develop a strategic plan for addressing the most needs of the leafy greens industry in the west. The plan development is dependent on hearing from a large cross-section of leafy green growers throughout California and Arizona as well as other western production environments. Western Growers asks its member companies with an interest in leafy greens to please complete an online survey to help us identify and prioritize the types of research and development needed to improve the long-term viability and profitability of leafy greens production in the west.
Working together, the sponsoring organizations will compile and analyze industry input and develop a strategic plan to address priority issues. With a strategic plan available, the industry can help inform funding programs, research scientists, entrepreneurs to help research, develop and deliver useful knowledge, tools and solutions to growers in the west. WG urges members with an interest in leafy greens to take a brief 5-10 minutes to complete this important survey to help chart a clear path forward for R&D in the next several years. Please use the link below to access the survey.