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UAV-IQ offers drone-based aerial biocontrol

UAV-IQ is now offering 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 is to offer 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.

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Aerial release of beneficial insects. - Photos: UAV-IQ
Aerial release of beneficial insects. - Photos: UAV-IQ

Ryan Hill, General Manager at Koppert Biological Systems, said: “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

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  • Equinox's Drones

    Application of drones in agriculture is increasing day by day. And their use in biocontrol is much needed for farmers.
    Do check our article on the application of drones in 2020.

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