GRO Talks


Hear presentations from service providers and their customers, selected through a rigorous vetting process, who share the latest insights into how these products and services will advance your farm.

Take advantage of 2 comprehensive days of leading edge ideas ready for your farm at the GRO Talks Theater on the Growing Innovations show floor. Here you’ll gain real-world insights from fellow growers and progressive suppliers with a series of vetted presentations and new product demonstrations on the new and emerging best practices to lead your farm forward.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

10:20am – 10:40am
How AI, Machine Learning and Advanced Software Eliminates Irrigation Guesswork

Presented by Jain Irrigation Inc.

10:50am – 11:10am
SAP Analysis – Deeper Insight into Plant Nutrition
Presented by Agro-K Corporation

11:20am – 11:40am
Lettuce Thinning Technology to Address Labor Challenges
Presented by RDO Equipment Co.

11:50am – 12:10pm
Advanced Aerial Imaging and AI Enable Growers to Optimize Orchard Yields
Presented by Aerobotics

12:20pm – 12:40pm
Brand Enhancement Using Augmented Reality
Presented by HIP Labels LLC

12:50pm – 1:10pm
Precise Soil Mapping for Specialty Crops
Presented by SoilOptix Inc.

1:20pm – 1:40pm
Preventing Pesticide Resistance using Botanically Derived Technologies
Presented by Laboratorie M2 Inc (Thymox)

1:50pm – 2:10pm
Key Factors in Selecting a Business Software
Presented by PC Bennett Solutions

2:20pm – 2:40pm
Individualization of Your Farm’s Microbial Biome
Presented by Agro Research International

3:10pm – 3:20pm
Advancing Automation and Data Management in Specialty Crops
Presented by 2nd Sight BioScience

3:40pm – 4:00pm
Water and Sensors – Make Irrigation Decisions Based on Real-time Data

Presented by Phytech US, Inc

4:10pm – 4:30pm
Virtual Weather Stations – A New Concept to Aid Growers with Farm Management
Presented by Pessl (Metos USA)

4:40pm – 5:00pm
Polyhalite: A New Multi-nutrient Fertilizer for both Conventional and Organic Specialty Crops
Presented by ICL Fertilizers

Thursday, November 14, 2019

10:20am – 10:40am
The Role of the Farmer in an AI Future
Presented by Ceres Imaging

10:50am – 11:10am
The 5 R’s of Plant Nutrition – The Science-Driven Approach
Presented by Agro-K Corporation

11:20am – 11:40am
Outdated Assumptions About the Soil Fumigant Metam Sodium
Presented by NovaSource

11:50am – 12:10pm
Regenerative Agriculture and the Future of Soil Health
Presented by Heliae Agriculture

12:50pm – 1:10pm
Aerial Phenotyping – Advances in Plant Measurement from Research & Breeding to Specialty Crop Production
Presented by SlantRange

1:20pm – 1:40pm
Driving Irrigation, Fertigation and Production Efficiencies
Presented by Netafim USA

1:50pm – 2:10pm
How To Use Precision Technology from Season Start to Finish
Presented by Agrian Inc.

2:20pm – 2:40pm
How Accounting Methods and Tracking Impact Better Management
Presented by Red Wing Software

2:50pm – 3:10pm
Incorporating Biopesticides into Conventional Pest Management Systems
Presented by Gowan USA

3:30pm – 3:50pm
Reduce Off-Target, Wasted Spray Materials
Presented by Smart Guided Systems



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