by Andreas Neuman, CEO
Published on April 3, 2023
UAV-IQ is thrilled to finally launch its BioDrop season for berry farmers in Monterey after a couple of months of severe weather.
UAV-IQ’s BioDrop service applying persimilis for a strawberry grower
UAV-IQ is thrilled to finally launch its BioDrop season for berry farmers in Monterey after a couple months of severe weather delayed the start of the season. We understand how challenging it has been for farmers to cope with the adverse weather conditions, and we are eager to support them as they work to get their farms back on track.
Despite the challenges, we are excited to bring our innovative BioDrop solution to the berry farms in Monterey. BioDrop is a drone-performed biological pest control application that releases beneficial insects and mites throughout commercial farms, providing an effective and sustainable approach to pest management.
Spider mites can be a major problem for berry farmers, and we are ready to help them apply a preventative treatment as soon as they are ready. Our drones can rapidly and uniformly release beneficial insects and mites, helping to reduce the impact of spider mites on crops and increase yield.
We understand that some growers are still dealing with flooding and waterlogged fields, and we hope for the best for them as they work to overcome these challenges. Our team is dedicated to supporting the farming community in Monterey, and we are committed to doing everything we can to help them succeed.
Partially Submerged Strawberry Field
We are committed to innovation, sustainability, and the farming community, and we are confident that we can make a positive impact in the industry.
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A discussion with Michael Gilbert, founder and CEO of Semios on how forecast pest models help IPM planners rely less on pesticides.
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A discussion with Caine Thompson, managing director of Robert Hall Winery on the goals of their regenerative viticulture study started in 2020.
A discussion with David Gates of Ridge Vineyards on how pest pressure varies according to the location and variety of the vine, beneficial insects he has used in his vineyards, and some of the cultural practices he implemented to limit pest pressure.
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.
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