AGQ Labs attended the 45th Annual CAPCA Conference on November 3-5, 2019 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada
The California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) Annual Conference and Agri-Expo is the major continuing education meeting for CAPCA and for the state’s PCAs.
CAPCA represents a membership of 75% of the nearly 4,000 California EPA licensed Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) who provide pest management consultation for the production of food, fiber and ornamental industries of this state. CAPCA’s mission is to facilitate the success of the licensed pest control adviser. CAPCA’s purpose is to serve as the leader in the evolution of the pest management industry through the communication of reliable information. CAPCA is dedicated to the professional development and enhancement of its members’ education and stewardship, which includes legislative, regulatory, continuing education and public outreach activities.
AGQ Labs USA is a proud Gold Member of CAPCA and has participated in several conferences and meetings during the past 6 years.
You can obtain more information about CAPCA here.
Our AG Director, Israel Camacho and his team met with many CAPCA members and other agribusiness professionals to explain the solutions AGQ Labs can provide as a Control Laboratory and Technological Center.
It was a good opportunity to give more details about the services provided by AGQ Labs USA, although 3 were the main topics:
- Cell Wall Calcium: this analysis is a diagnostic tool for evaluating quality parameters related to the appearance and market life of the product. AGQ Labs has developed a state-of-the-art analysis of the Cell Wall Calcium fraction in fruit, a good tool for diagnosing alterations in pre- and post-harvest quality.
- Crop Nutritional Monitoring: AGQ Labs has been monitoring and evaluating the chemical needs of crops for over 20 years and we have helped clients around the world increase crop production, improve product quality and size, optimize fertilizer and water usage, control salinity and establish zero pesticide leaching methods. AGQ Labs has developed an internal proprietary procedure for crop nutritional monitoring and control that is based on the analysis of soil solutions that are extracted by AGQ Labs’ patented suction lysimeter probes. AGQ Labs’ Crop Nutritional Monitoring Program is based on the comprehensive control of the Soil-Plant-Water system.
- Industrial Hemp Analysis: AGQ Labs offers a wide range of analytical solutions, accredited under ISO 17025, for the Hemp Industry. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 legalized the growth, sales and transportation of industrial hemp across state lines. This cannabis plant contains less than 0.3 percent THC, and can be used to make construction products, beauty products, fiber for clothes, for paper, CBD oil, etc. And it can serve as an ideal rotational crop because of its ability to reduce soil toxicity.
AGQ Labs has differentiated itself from other laboratories by using state-of-the-art instruments to perform services rapidly, accurately, and cost effectively for customer needs. Through our international and accredited network of laboratories and R&D and consulting services, we get to the root of the problem by finding the most reliable, sustainable, and valuable solution.
For more information please visit our Agronomy section here.