Climate Change New Normal: Climatic Projections; Catastrophic Droughts; Major Research; Viable Solutions [11/18/2012]

Guests:

  • Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio)
  • Dr. Anne K. Vidaver, Plant Pathologists, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, (By Skype)
  • Ralph Smith, President, Utility Savings Solutions LLC, (By Skype)
  • Ross Harano, Managing Director, (Ret.), State of the Illinois Trade Office & COO, The Euraka Group, (By Skype)

Segment 1

Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio)
Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio)
Segment 2

Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Dr. Anne K. Vidaver, Plant Pathologists, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, (By Skype)
Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Dr. Anne K. Vidaver, Plant Pathologists, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, (By Skype)
Segment 3

Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Ralph Smith, President, Utility Savings Solutions LLC, (By Skype)
Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Ralph Smith, President, Utility Savings Solutions LLC, (By Skype)
Segment 4

Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Ross Harano, Managing Director, (Ret.), State of the Illinois Trade Office & COO, The Euraka Group, (By Skype)
Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Ross Harano, Managing Director, (Ret.), State of the Illinois Trade Office & COO, The Euraka Group, (By Skype)

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This program features:

  • Segment 1: Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio)
  • Segment 2: Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Dr. Anne K. Vidaver, Plant Pathologists, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, (By Skype)
  • Segment 3: Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Ralph Smith, President, Utility Savings Solutions LLC, (By Skype)
  • Segment 4: Robert (Bob) L. Davis, Principal, ecoSolv Technologies LLC (In- Studio) Ross Harano, Managing Director, (Ret.), State of the Illinois Trade Office & COO, The Euraka Group, (By Skype)

Founded by principles Alan Parker and Bob Davis, ecoSOLV™ Technologies was born out of a concern for the environment. The motivation of the principals has been to provide conservation strategies for soil remediation, plant growth, soil water retention, and reductions of attacks by insects and other pests while enhancing plant development and crop yields for both home gardeners and commercial farmers. Doing a better job of helping gardeners and farmers increase crop yields, in less time, at reduced cost, is the focus of the company. With this in mind the principals have engaged with a number of major universities and research institutions in the United States and Canada to develop advanced all natural technologies that can exceed market expectations with environmentally enhancing products.

 eco SOLV Technologies developed an all natural, environmentally sensitive agricultural development product called ecoAgra. This product is a United States Department of Agriculture “BioPreferred” plant growth enhancer listed on the Federal Procurement Program. It help plants grow faster and healthier while making them less susceptible to pests,an increasing warming climate, and drought among other challenging agricultural issues. ecoAgra increases the natural sweetness levels (BRIX) of fruits and vegetables. It reduces the use of harsh chemical based insecticides and pesticides by making plants less susceptible to pests using only safe and all organic materials.

It can be used to wash chemical pesticides and insect droppings from plants, fruits, and vegetables improving the healthy consumption of locally produced and imported food crops. Increased root mass enables plants to upload more nutrients from the soil, and transport these through the plant cell structure increasing the growth and health of plants at greatly reduced application rates. Increased root mass also allows the plant to have longer access to the water table, helping the plant to withstand times of drought while loosing the soil to increase its water absorption capacity.

Based upon a successful career in engineering Alan decided to dedicate himself to the things he values most, nature and the well being of his fellow humans. Although self motivated and industrious, Alan required the expertise of an established business partner to help with the many requirements of running a corporation. He sought the expertise of Robert (Bob) Davis to develop the company into a world-wide enterprise. Our guest “Bob” has many years of developing and managing marketing companies while engaging in international import/export trade giving him exceptional insights into the needs of rapidly expanding population centers around the globe. He provides stability and knowledge to the daily operation of ecoSolv Technologies as the company seeks to expand its all natural product lines to solve mission critical needs in advanced and emerging markets.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the flagship institution of the University of Nebraska system. It was founded in 1869 as a land-grant university under the provisions of the Morrill Act.  The College of Agriculture was begun in 1872.  The department was established in 1884 as a faculty of the Department of Botany. In 1920 the Department of Plant Pathology was formed in the College of Agriculture. The first staff members in Plant Pathology were transfers from Botany in the College of Arts and Sciences. The relationship with the College of Arts and Sciences continued, and continues to this day, with Plant Pathology graduate degrees being offered through the School of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Always a place of high ambition, this was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees — the first was granted, in physics, in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world’s first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today’s Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world’s most significant collections of 20th century American art. Today, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of the nation’s leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities.

Dr. Anne K. Vidaver, Professor and Researcher, in the Department of Plant Pathology also served

as Chief Scientist of USDA NRI Competitive Grants Program. In 2005 she was appointed to the NIH National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity and serves as the only “plant” member on the board. The Department of Plant Pathology performs an essential role in improving and monitoring the health of plants grown for economic, environmental, and amenity purposes. It does so by innovative leadership in outreach education, research, and fostering economic development and market competitiveness. Partnerships with educational, state, federal, public and private sectors enable plant pathologists to provide dynamic programs that are ecologically sound, economically and environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and scientifically appropriate.

Ralph Smith is President of the Utility Savings Solutions LLC.  During the previous 25 years he have been involved in the national financial marketplace buy and selling commercial and residential securities.  His interests then turned to energy conservation.  He has been involved in energy controls and electricity deregulation for the past five years. During the last two years he has expanded his company operations to include not only energy saving control systems but to develop and market Biobased agricultural products that allow farmers to enhance their yields, decrease their use of harmful pesticides and herbicides, while providing a superior agricultural product for the end consumer.

Utility Savings Solutions is currently introducing its product lines into new expanding and dynamic marketplaces including Central and South America, Southeast Asia, as well as thoughtout the Caribbean and the United States. The entire staff and Ralph are very excited about bringing these United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and internationally certified Biobased products into regions where harmful pesticides have contributed to the pollution of rivers and streams, threatening the environment,  as well as the consumers of the produce. The company and its President look forward to continuing to educate the agricultural community in regards to these products.

Ross M. Harano, former Managing Director of the State of the Illinois Trade Office, has over 30 years of experience in helping private and public organizations in the areas of public policy, management, and finance.  He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of The Eureka Group, an international consulting consortium.  Immediately prior to joining the Illinois Trade Office, Mr. Harano served as the President of the World Trade Center Chicago. Mr. Harano had previously served the Office of the Attorney General of Illinois concurrently as Equal Opportunity Officer, Director of Advisory Councils, and Chief of the Crime Victims Division.

As a businessman, Mr. Harano was the operating partner for two international trading companies and served as the Chief Financial Officer for several international business ventures. As a banker, he served as a Vice President for loans. Mr. Harano has extensive involvement in public organizational activities and has served as President of the Illinois Ethnic Coalition and the Chicago Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.

He has also served as the Treasurer of the Illinois Humanities Council and the Board President of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. Mr. Harano served as the Chair of the Commission of Asian American Affairs for the City of Chicago. Mr. Harano has received awards from the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the American Jewish Committee, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, and the Illinois Ethnic Coalition.


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