Far West Conference Part 2
Far West Conference Part 2. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.
Far West Agribusiness’ Winter Conference promises to be a information filled 3 days, December 12-14 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco. Yesterday, Jim Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Far West Agribusiness Association gave some highlights to this meeting and today he talks about one of the specific sessions.
FITZGERALD: There’s a gentleman that came to our attention about 6 or 7 months ago, it’s an Australian firm called Data Dot Technology. It’s where they have this tiny little dot that is a microchip that’s just full of information. It’s been in the automobile industry for a number of years but now they’re bringing it into agriculture and he’ll talk about being able to put this dot like on these mini-bulk containers for herbicides. You can use a hand wand scanner or you can put one at a gate to a retail outlet and you’ll be able to ahve a record of when that came into a plant; when it left.
This years conference is open to the public and is a great place to get education credits.
FITZGERALD: A person can get 14 state pesticide credits in Washington, 14 in Utah, Oregon is offering 15, Nevada is offering 14, Idaho is offering 14 and California 10. If you are a certified crop advisor you can get a total of 38 credits over this day and a half.
For more information and to sign up got to www.fwaa.org.
That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.