Biobest Group NV (Biobest), known for its biological control of pests and disease, and Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. (ecoation), a Canadian developer of automated greenhouse management and crop health monitoring technologies, have signed a partnership agreement effective January, 2021. This partnership allows Biobest to offer ecoation’s grower assist solution to its European customer network.
ecoation offers solutions centred around closed-loop integrated pest management (IPM,) providing yield production assessments and crop work quality checks. Within the IPM solution, ecoation technology allows for the digitization of the IPM workflow, including scouting observations, and real-time pest risk alerts. ecoation delivers insights at a m2 granularity of the greenhouse and provides an essential tool for the rapid data gathering and knowledge distribution needed for optimizing biological control strategies.
The two companies will cooperate closely to ensure customers benefit from a seamless experience by offering the equipment and analytics to diagnose improvement opportunities and the means to execute the adjustments.
“The benefits that come from a long, accurate plant health history are similar to those of having the same family doctor since you were young. With access to ecoation’s IPM insights, Biobest experts will be able to visualize past health concerns in an organized, easy-to-access form as a tool to diagnose current issues and provide next steps,” says ecoation co-founder and CEO, Dr. Saber Miresmailli.
Present in more than 70 countries worldwide, Biobest offers high-quality, biological control agents and bumblebees for pollination to growers of greenhouse and berry crops.
Source: Biobest/Ecoation March 30, 2021 news release