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, featuring emerging topics such as soil health, biologics, plant genetics, vertical farming, precision agriculture, herd health and management, and aquaculture, to name a few. 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.
Join us each Thursday at 3pm CT for Agrifood Conversations.
We’re kicking off the webinar series 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.
Even if you can’t attend the live presentation, registrants will be sent a recording following the webinar.
Learn More About This Month’s Presenters
Persistence Data Mining: Thursday, January 11th at 3pm CT
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.
BVT: Thursday, January 18th at 3pm CT
Bee Vectoring Technology (BVT) uses commercially-reared bees to deliver sustainable and effective crop control, harnessing the power of nature’s best workers to help farmers improve crop quality with a significant decrease in the use of chemicals. The company’s tray system introduces natural organic compounds to commercially-reared bees as they exit the hive. As the bees pollinate, they leave behind the foundation for a season-long, targeted pest and disease management program. The bees remain healthy and happy throughout the process.
BVT’s technology has been in development for more than 20 years and provides the foundation for comprehensive, stackable and highly targeted pest and disease management solutions.
Holganix: Thursday, January 25th at 3pm CT
Holganix, produces natural, plant probiotic-based fertilizers and soil conditioners that are 100% organic and good at controlling nematodes. For plants, nematodes are bad news, causing an estimated 14% of plant losses every year and costing the economy nearly $100 billion in damage. Preliminary results have shown a 50-75% decrease in pathogenic nematodes where Holganix is used, and the product shows excellent promise as a biostimulant.