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  • Canopée - Insect spreading system release by drone (2050 dans votre assiette - segment)

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    Segment of episode 8 of the documentary series "2050 dans votre assiette" broadcast on the channel UNIS.tv on May 21, 2018 (https://goo.gl/ZJvcWm)

    Every second, 4.4 humans are born. The moment when the earth can no longer satisfy the appetite of these newcomers is approaching. Add to that a growing number of natural disasters, diseases, arable land used for purposes other than agriculture ... and the worst is certainly ahead.

    This documentary series looks at the possibilities of feeding the future. It explores cutting-edge farming techniques, alternative food sources and scientific advances in food.

    Each episode starts with the hypothetical disappearance of an element essential to conventional agriculture. An ironically alarmist angle to present the solutions of tomorrow.

    GENERIC
    PRODUCER: ANNE DESMARAIS
    DIRECTOR: LOUIS ASSELIN
    DIRECTOR: MATHIEU QUINTAL
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    Canopée is currently developing a complete aerodronautic platform for high-precision agricultural spreading, "Entobot". This research and development project, a world first, is conducted by Canopée in conjunction with MAPAQ, Anatis Bioprotection, l’IRDA, Natural Resources Canada, École de Technologie supérieure, CRSNG, ARA Robotique and many other partners.

    Beginning in 2016, the first two components of this development project focused on improving current methods of releasing beneficial insects in pest control. Experimental spreading from the new Entobot system allowed for the release of trichogramma over sweet corn to control european corn borer and mixed boreal forests to control spruce budworm.

    This use of Canopée's new UAV application system allows producers and forest operators who already use other insect release methods to save costs and increase their efforts in biological control. In addition, thanks to the Canopée team's complete handling of the process, this new UAV release method will provide farmers and foresters with the opportunity to integrate bioprotection into their processes, replacing the use of pesticides.

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