March 22, 2022

WGCIT Welcomes Seven New Start-Ups to its Ranks

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology has welcomed seven new start-ups to its roster. They are:


The company offers aerial imagery and analytics to provide real-time crop data.


The farm management software company provides easy-to-use data tracking.


Based in New Zealand, the R&D service provider won a residence at the WGCIT after being awarded the first Global Harvest Automation Award.

Bio Agriculture & Horticulture Inc.

The company is a sales and marketing effort that specializes in microbial products.

Clean Works Inc.

Clean Works provides a decontamination treatment that is an alternative to tradition post-harvest produce washing.

Invaio Sciences

A pest-management company that uses the physiology of insects to develop efficient technologies.

Verdant Robotics Inc.

Verdant develops autonomous robots capable of growing specialty crops at scale.

The new group of WGCIT members was welcomed virtually by WGCIT Director Dennis Donohue and two members of the Grower Trial Network, Jason Gianelli, Farm Manager at R & G Fanucchi, and Drew Ketelsen, Vice President at HMC Farms.