Our goal is to develop technologies for pest management differently than what’s been done historically. Today it basically starts with chemicals and ends with chemicals, oftentimes at a point where the pressure is already rising within the field. Farmers usually identify a pest problem when it’s severe and chemically treat it to take care of the problem which is expensive and environmentally damaging. Biopredict ensures that the problem doesn’t get to that level to begin with. Therefore, farmers can use organically certified pesticide or soft synthetic chemical to control pest populations before they increase in numbers.
This encourages a more natural ecological balance providing a safe harbor for beneficial insects, such as bees and ladybugs. Pesticide resistance is decreased which enhances the effectiveness of integrated pest management.