Agri-Tech-E: Feel the buzz – insect-tech explored

  • Date: 26th April 2022
  • Time: 2pm - 4pm
  • Price: Free for members £30 for non members
  • Location: Online
  • Type: Online Conference

 

Technology is enabling more detailed understanding of beneficial insects and how to attract them, retain them, and even harness them to do additional jobs. From the “internet of bees” to widening the pool of pollinators to increase crop productivity – join us as we celebrate the roles played by some of our most important ‘farm workers’!

Agri-TechE’s April event will be online and taking a deep dive into the new technologies to help farmers provide great working conditions for some of their most important farm-workers – insects.

Beneficial insects are the new must-have livestock group on farms, being the most common class of creatures on Earth and the unsung heroes of all our lives. From transferring pollen, disposing of waste and predating pests, their role in delivering ecosystem services is well-documented, but generally poorly understood.

Yet technology is enabling more detailed understanding of the behaviours of beneficial insects and how to attract them, retain them, and even harness them to do additional jobs – from the “internet of bees” to widening the pool of pollinators to increase crop productivity.

Encouraging more pollinators into our lives – and especially towards crops that rely on insect services to reproduce – is a key priority for many growers. And with new technologies to help enhance their efficiency, the future is buzzing with potential.

Join us as we celebrate the diverse range of roles this versatile group of animals can deliver for agriculture, and learn how to attract, retain, monitor and manage some of the most important farm-workers.

Agenda

14.00 Welcome and introduction

14.10 “Using sensor technology for automated pollinator biodiversity monitoring”

Casey Woodward, CEO, AgriSound

14.25 “How flies can save your fruit; Pretty fly pollination”

Tashia Tucker, CEO Fly Pollination / Olombria

14.40 Break

14.50 “Satellite IoT for Bees – with Wyld and Bayer”

Eric Hewitson, Business Development Manager, Wyld Networks – read more from Eric here
and Richard Rogers, Principal Scientist/Entomologist/Bee Cara Manager, Bayer

15.05 “Bee Vectoring: Natural Precision Agriculture”

Ashish Malik, President and CEO, Bee Vectoring Technology

15.20 Panel Q&A

15.45 Event close

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