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 Kent Daane about the need to manage insecticides as part of an IPM program, the biological control agents being used in vineyards, and the use of cover crops for promoting vine health.
A discussion with Kelly Damewood, CEO of CCOF about the challenge of the organic transition period and how both public and private funding can support farmers.
A discussion with Mark Hoddle of UC Riverside about the role of classical, augmentative, conservation biocontrol and ant management in the fight against the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and other sap-sucking pests.
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