Western Growers issue Media Release - 2 March 2023

IRVINE, CALIF. (MARCH 2, 2023) – Registration is now open to attend the first-ever Salinas Biological Summit, which will be held June 20-21, 2023 at CSU Monterey Bay’s Salinas City Center.

Co-presented by Western Growers and New Zealand-based agrifood tech consultancy Wharf42, the 2023 Salinas Biological Summit will provide an opportunity for growers to increase their awareness of available biological solutions to address their soil and plant needs, as well as a chance for agricultural businesses to learn about the disruptive science and start-up activity lead by innovators in the crop protection space.

“This is an incredibly important and timely Summit that focuses on an area that needs much more attention, planning and coordination of next-gen tools so we can ensure bountiful production of horticultural crops so critical to health and nutrition,” said California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, who will deliver welcoming remarks at the event.

“For Western Growers members, biologicals have become a significant issue,” said Dennis Donohue, Director of the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology. “The 2023 Salinas Biological Summit will provide the platform to share knowledge, insights and best practices to address the opportunity.”

Confirmed speakers at the event include Dave Puglia, President & CEO of Western Growers; Julie Henderson, Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation; Don Cameron, Vice President and General Manager of Terranova Ranch; Pam Marrone, CEO and Founder, Chestnut Bio Advisors; and Scott Kumar, SVP of Global R&D at Driscoll’s.

Registration, hotel accommodations and the agenda for the Salinas Biological Summit can be found here.


For more information, please contact:

Ann Donahue at (949) 302-7600 or adonahue@wga.com


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