New Product: Aerial Biocontrol from UAV-IQ

Published online: Jul 26, 2019 Articles, New Products
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UAV-IQ now offers aerial biocontrol, a 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. 

“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,” says Ryan Hill, general manager of Koppert Biological Systems.

Features and benefits of drone-based aerial biocontrol include:

  • Kills pests even when they’re hiding where chemicals can’t reach
  • More efficient distribution than traditional application techniques
  • Meaningful reduction of chemical pesticide use

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UAV-IQ is a veteran-owned agriculture technology company specializing in developing drone applications for farm management. With expertise in drone operations stemming from its CEO’s days in the U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk program and its vice president of agriculture’s days as superintendent of agriculture at UC-Davis, UAV-IQ is bridging the gap between drone technology and the agriculture industry.

Koppert Biological Systems produces sustainable cultivation solutions for food crops and ornamental plants. Together with growers and in partnership with nature, Koppert works to make agriculture and horticulture healthier, safer, more productive and more resilient. The company achieves this by using natural enemies to combat pest infestations, bumblebees for natural pollination, and biostimulants that support and strengthen crops both above and below the ground.