During 2018, iSelect, The VanTrump Report and The Yield Lab Institute are sponsoring a series of weekly webinars featuring the best in agriculture innovation. Agrifood Conversations is all about driving innovation and each month will highlight a specific theme, from biologicals to vertical farms, featuring new and exciting companies at the forefront of the industry. Once a quarter, we’ll open up the conversation with a panel of experts on that month’s topic. Learn about new trends in ag, connect with industry leaders and discover new solutions.
January Webinars: Biologicals
We’re kicking off the series with a month of episodes featuring biologicals during the month of January. From probiotics for plants to targeted pest and disease management solutions, learn how new innovations are making a difference in the agriculture industry and how you can be a part of it.
Thursday, January 18th at 3 PM CST
BVT is a leading technology company that uses commercially-reared bees to deliver sustainable and effective crop control. Their system is pioneering a major agricultural innovation, providing the foundation for comprehensive, stackable and highly targeted pest and disease management solutions. Essentially, their solution harnesses the power of nature’s best workers, helping growers improve crop quality with a significant decrease in the use of chemicals.
Thursday, January 25th at 3 PM CST
Holganix’s plant probiotics increase crop yields while simultaneously reducing the need for water, fertilizer and chemical inputs. With Holganix, farmers can effectively cut their costs while producing more plentiful, natural foods. No matter the industry or plant, every green industry professional wants to nurture the healthiest plant possible while being good stewards to the land.
Past Webinar: Persistence Data Mining
Thursday, January 11th at 3 PM CST
Fertilizer management costs American farmers millions in lost revenue and capital outlay every year. In fact, $1.5 billion is spent annually in the U.S. just on grid sampling efforts, costing farmers as much as 50 hours of lost work time annually. Persistence Data Mining is an Illinois-based agtech startup that is developing precision soil mapping technology to support proactive and efficient fertilizer use in the agriculture industry. It’s sUAS Precision Agriculture products are designed to help farmers better understand their fields and to fertilize only where it is needed and when it is needed most, with real-time, precise soil information.