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.
“The lack of incentives for adopting IPM is probably the strongest barrier” – Surendra Dara of the UC Cooperative Extension
A discussion about some of the advantages of IPM, the current lack of incentives for its adoption, the difference between IPM and organic practices as well as the need for better field scouting and education.
A discussion about biocontrol in outdoor cropping systems with Chrissie Davis, of Koppert Biological Systems, Inc.
We had a very interesting conversation with Chrissie Davis, the national account manager of Koppert USA’s outdoor agriculture team. Koppert Biological Systems is the worldwide leader producing beneficial organisms, microbials, macro-organisms, and pollinators.
We had a great conversation with Liron Brish, Farm Dog’s CEO, during which we discussed his vision of what he calls “Digital Integrated Pest Management, or Digital IPM” for short.