by Andreas Neuman
Published on July 16, 2019
UAV-IQ was invited to tell its story Startupfest 2019, one of Montreal’s world-renowned summer festivals. It was great to see other agriculture-focused startups doing great things and earning recognition at an event focused on celebrating and fostering entrepreneurship. It was an honor for us to be named a champion of the event’s Startup World Championships 2019, a competition that attracts companies from around the world.
It was terrific learning with, and from, a talented group of entrepreneurs and investors – we’re looking forward to continuing the conversations we started there. It’s not standard for us to write about attending a conference, but we had such a great experience in Montreal that we want everyone to know about it and put it on their radar for next year. Thank you for providing a stage to share our mission of using technology to help growers and bring agriculture into a more profitable and sustainable age.
A discussion with Lane Stoeckle, PCA based in California, on augmentative biocontrol in strawberry production, the use of drones to release predators over large areas, and the challenge of the industry to manage soilborne diseases.
A discussion with Emily Symmes of Suterra on the use of mating disruption and insect traps, and on the future of augmentative biological control in nut cropping systems.
A discussion with Greg Gonzalez of Scheid Vineyards on the importance of the vineyard crew’s role in an IPM program, and on misconceptions about the cost of transitioning to organic.
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