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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GUEST BLOG: Feeding the World

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on December 22, 2016 10:01 AM

By: Dennis Amoroso   President, Plant Nutrition Technologies In this age of faster internet and more powerful cell phones and more apps and making things shinier and brighter and faster our farming communities have been lost in the scuffle for the lime light. We forget that if we can’t eat we won’t...

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Resident Guest Blog: HeavyConnect Completes 500 STARTUPS Accelerator

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on November 04, 2016 09:21 AM

By Patrick ZelayaCEO of HeavyConnect We received the news that our application to 500 Startups, and interview process, had been approved during the Forbes AgTech Summit here in Salinas back in July. It was one of the most exciting days our local team of four had shared to date. None of us had...

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GUEST BLOG: The Cost of Doing Nothing is Greater Than the Challenge of Trying Something

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on August 25, 2016 04:50 PM

Nathan Dorn CEO Food Origins What an amazing week that was! Congratulations to the Forbes team, Taylor Farms, Western Growers, Thrive Accelerator and most importantly, the City of Salinas.  The 2016 Salinas Forbes AgTech Summit built on the first one with nearly double the attendees.  The audience...

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GUEST BLOG: An Update on Advancing Integrated Crop and Water Management

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on August 03, 2016 03:27 PM

By Kevin FranceCEO of SWIIM System, Ltd.   We have been busy expanding our reach in California and continuing to build momentum for new deployments in both Colorado and Arizona. Additionally, we have expanded our reach in the Central Valley as we continue to deploy there and are in the process of...

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GUEST BLOG: How Can Software Help Reduce Your Energy Bills Across The Farm?

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on June 08, 2016 04:22 PM

By Chris Terrell CEO & Co-Founder of Wexus Technologies, Inc. You can’t manage what you don’t measure. And nothing could be truer for managing your energy usage across the farm. Approximately 20% of California’s energy usage goes to moving water. Three-quarters of California’s water comes from...

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GUEST BLOG: Knowing Your Audience

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on May 26, 2016 01:34 PM

By Tim Koide VP Business Development & Strategy at HarvestPort Everyday, the HarvestPort team is busy at work addressing the many different things necessary to deliver an effective and value-adding product to the agricultural industry. One of those essential activities is directly engaging...

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GUEST BLOG: Lightning Learning Labs Goes GeoVisual

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on May 25, 2016 11:11 AM

By Jeff Orrey GeoVisual Analytics CEO Last week, I gave an overview of our crop monitoring and yield forecasting technology during one of the PMA Tech Knowledge "Lightning Learning Labs." During the Labs, entrepreneurs were each given 7 minutes to present their solutions and field questions from...

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GUEST BLOG: Converting Mine Waste to Create Super Plants

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on April 01, 2016 04:58 PM

By Dennis Amoroso Plant Nutrition Technologies, Inc. CEO and Chairman The States of Nevada and California were both able to achieve economic independence and great wealth because of the mining done in the days of the Silver and Gold Rush eras. The work of thousands of miners left behind great...

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GUEST BLOG: Tomatoes and Webinars

by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation

Posted on March 15, 2016 02:38 PM

By Emily McNamara Marketing Director for California Safe Soil On Wednesday, February 25th, I completed my first company webinar at the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT). California Safe Soil currently works with numerous growers and a wide variety of crops throughout...

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