UAV-IQ has confirmed it is offering aerial biocontrol, a new integrated pest management (IPM) service that uses drones to release beneficial biological control agents bred by Koppert Biological Systems.
The company says that 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 labour crunch.
Andreas Neuman, CEO at UAV-IQ, stated: “We’re extremely excited to team up with the premier company in biocontrol to help address the pest management needs of growers.”
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.”
UAV-IQ outlined killing pests even when they’re hiding where chemicals can’t reach, more efficient distribution than traditional application techniques and the reduction of chemical pesticides as some of the benefits to aerial biocontrol.