GUEST BLOG: How Technology Strategy Enables Real ROI

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on October 12, 2018 09:24 AM

By Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing, ZAG Technical Services Rapid advancements in technology including IoT devices, automation, artificial intelligence and Big Data have impacted all industries. However, incorporating new technology must be done in a strategic and prioritized way that...

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Protecting Production - A Guest Blog from WGCIT Sponsor ZAG Technical Services

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on July 30, 2018 01:23 PM

By: Greg Gatzke, ZAG Technical Services   Trucks must ship.... The Agriculture Industry is facing many challenges ranging from labor to water to quality. It is widely accepted that technology will be the key to solving these significant issues. Technology systems will make our industry more...

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GUEST BLOG: HarvestPort Ramps Up Input Buys for California Specialty Crop Farmers with a Focus on Bringing Savings to Farmers Now

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on July 17, 2018 10:52 AM

By Heidi Burns, Head of Revenue, HarvestPort HarvestPort (a WGA CIT member) has a new goal in 2018: to lower crop input costs for all farmers. You may know HarvestPort from their groundbreaking work as a shared economy platform, some have called them the “airbnb” of farming equipment. What you may...

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GUEST BLOG: WaterBit Smart Irrigation: Built and Tested for Toughness, Right Here in California

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on July 12, 2018 02:06 PM

By Manu Pillai (Co-founder & President) and Leif Chastaine (Co-founder & COO), WaterBit, Inc. You may have heard about WaterBit through a Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology event, but there’s something about our products that I bet you don’t know--every WaterBit CarbonTM...

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GROWERS, PACKERS AND SHIPPERS – WHAT REALLY HAPPENS IN THE FRESH FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 24, 2018 10:35 AM

By: Kevin Payne Vice President of Marketing, Zest Labs   How many of us really understand what it takes to provide the fresh fruits and vegetables that we buy at our local grocery store? Last week I was at the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas, California and...

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GUEST BLOG: New Insights into the World of Farming with GeoVisual Analytics

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on August 21, 2017 11:45 AM

By: Robert Maestas University of California, Berkeley 2018 Economics Major, Geospatial Information Science and Technology Minor Summer 2017 Internship with GeoVisual Analytics    My time working with GeoVisual has been nothing short of transformative. Though I have worked with agriculture companies...

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GUEST BLOG: AgTech Industries hosts Globaltecnos farmers from Argentina on August 11

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on August 16, 2017 11:33 AM

By Aaron Magenheim, CEO of AgTech Industries AgTech Insight and AGTech Industries has been working with a grower consulting group from Argentina for over a year to help build a two- way bridge for AgTech. On the 11th we hosted 27 farmers from the Córdoba province. They are land owners form around 1...

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GUEST BLOG: TracMap Expands into the US Market

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on July 27, 2017 01:20 PM

By: Colin Brown President & Founding Director of TracMap Global TracMap “set up shop in America” less than four months ago, inside the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology. TracMap, the job management system for sprayers and harvesters, had their New Zealand-based Chairman out...

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GUEST BLOG: Wexus Teams with PG&E to Assists Farmers With New Water Management Tech

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 14, 2017 03:22 PM

By Chris Terrell  CEO & Co-Founder of Wexus Technologies, Inc. We just teamed with Pacific Gas & Electric to bring new water management tools for agricultural customers. Through our collaboration, we enable conservation of both water and energy. One of the most significant energy uses on...

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GUEST BLOG: How Does Energy Efficiency Translate to Crop Yields?

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on February 08, 2017 09:07 AM

By: Aric Saunders Business Development Manager, Wexus Technologies Inc.   Energy is costly Let’s face it: energy costs aren’t the first thing a grower thinks about when running their farm. There are so many inputs to juggle in terms of operational costs: regulations and compliance, labor...

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