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Regenerative Field Day - Bio Control Field day with UAV-IQ: The use of drones in vineyard biocontrol

Date: Thu, Jul 29, 2021
Time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Robert Hall Winery 3443 Mill Road Paso Robles, CA
Contact: Tasting Room
Phone: 805.239.1616


Andreas Neuman (CEO, UAV-IQ), Caine Thompson (Managing director, Robert Hall Winery), Kirk Brown (Director of Grower Relations, O’Neill Vintners & Distillers)

Session 1: Biocontrol in the vineyard

  • Which vineyard pests can be controlled by the augmentative release of natural enemies
  • What natural enemies are commercially available to wine growers
  • Experience from Robert Hall Winery: How to manage pests during the transition from conventional to organic cultivation and how this fits into their larger regenerative viticulture plan

Session 2: Release of natural enemies by drone

  • Current limitations of manual beneficial insect and mite releases
  • Opportunities and challenges of aerial biocontrol release
  • Demonstration of an aerial biocontrol application
Continuing Education credit:
- CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (DPR):  1.5 "Other" and 0.5 "Aerial Pest Control Equipment and Application Techniques" approved


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