Sustainable Development 101: How to enhance and grow your product offering

Available on-demand.

This webinar is a practical overview on identifying opportunities for sustainable design and best practices on overcoming key barriers to integrating alternative solutions in your growing operations. Our speakers will explain five of the key principles on how to maximize your product value and offer real-life case studies.

We know sustainable products are a growing business opportunity, but what is the best way to go about incorporating alternatives into your business? Better yet, what’s the risk if you don’t? A successful pathway to devising a fit-for-purpose product portfolio while reducing your carbon footprint can take shape in a variety of ways. While it’s not a one-size-fits-all, there are a few key elements that can help when considering and prioritizing activities to accelerate your product value offering. Every industry presents unique barriers, but also creative solutions! In the horticulture space, the opportunity to look at internal processes, product components and increased storytelling can really set your products apart among competitors. We’ll take a closer look at specific examples represented in the value chain and apply various lenses to help provide guidance on ways to maximize product messaging. Solutions exist within your suppliers, customers – and your customer’s customer – so let us help you guide the way. Moderated by editorial director Tim Hodson and sponsored by HC Companies.

Sponsored by: The HC Companies

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Applications and Benefits of Wireless Sensor Networks for Fruit Growers

Available On-Demand.
As growers, you face increasing costs, more regulations, and new challenges associated with the global pandemic, so operating at a profit can be more difficult than ever. Take a step toward regaining and retaining control by registering for this free live webinar to learn about new wireless sensor technologies that can help you improve efficiency, minimize water and pesticide use, and save time!

The data-logging experts at Onset, maker of the wireless, web-enabled HOBOnet Field Monitoring System, will discuss real-world applications and explain how the reliable, low-cost HOBOnet monitoring solution can give you the climate, soil, and water conditions data you need to optimize the efficiency of your farming operation – and provide you with automatic text and/or email alerts if critical conditions, like frost risk and low soil moisture, occur.

Hosted by Fruit Growers News and presented by Onset.

Sponsored by: Onset

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Spring Plant Diseases: Identifying and treating fungal disease targeting your crops

In this on-demand webinar, Bond McInnes, PhD, reviews the latest conventional and organic methods to treating and preventing the plant diseases most common in fruits and vegetables this spring. This webinar is available on-demand.

Sponsored by: AgBiome

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Crop and Pest Modeling with NEWA and Onset Weather Stations

Crops and diseases that affect crop health are dependent on environmental conditions. Understanding these conditions —including temperature, leaf wetness, and sunlight — enables increased productivity through better crop planning and a more targeted approach to pest management. Growers can determine when pest countermeasures are required, when application is most effective, and what the best approach may be.

This webinar will discuss the value NEWA offers growers looking to improve the sustainability of their operations through integrated pest management and the Onset tools that best enable hyper-localization.

Sponsored by: Onset

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Securing Your Farm Labor Workforce

Hear the latest insights from a panel of experts regarding labor issues, regulations, legislation and navigating H-2A.

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Navigating Labor Issues and the H-2A Minefield

Hear the latest insight from a panel of experts regarding labor issues, regulations and navigating H-2A.

Sponsored by: Head Honchos

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62nd Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

See what industry experts had to say about expectations for tart cherry, sweet cherry, apple and blueberry crops across the nation. This webinar is ideal for processors, growers, wholesalers and retailers seeking insight about what to expect for the 2017 growing season. Presenters include Mollie Woods, executive director, Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB); Antonio Leduc, vice chair, Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee (MBBAC); Mark Seetin, director of regulatory and industry affairs, USApple Association; and Gary Pullano, managing editor, Fruit Growers News. Co-presented with the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association

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