US: UAV-IQ has announced that it is offering aerial biocontrol, new integrated pest management (IPM) service that uses drones to release beneficial biological control agents bred by Koppert Biological Systems. Drone-based aerial biocontrol offers a new way for conventional and organic growers to combat pests, reduce the environmental impact of pesticide usage, and address a growing labor crunch.
“We’re extremely excited to team up with the premier company in biocontrol to help address the pest management needs of growers” says Andreas Neuman, CEO at UAV-IQ. Ryan Hill, General Manager at Koppert Biological Systems, “After extensive research, development, and field trials I’m confident that we are providing growers a high-quality service that will become a standard component of effective, modern integrated pest management plans.”
Features and benefits of drone-based aerial biocontrol include.
- Kill pests even when they’re hiding where chemicals can’t reach
- More efficient distribution than traditional application techniques
- Meaningfully reduce use of chemical pesticides