Can technology aid in a pesticide-free future with insect monitoring

Dr. Leslie Hickle, the CEO & Co-Founder of FarmSense that helps growers reduce losses from insect pests and lower dependence on pesticides joins Enterprise Radio. Hickle, a Biotech Entrepreneur, is also an Entomologist.

Pay attention to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Leslie Hickle discuss the following:

  1. Please tell us more about FarmSense, why it was started and what your overall goal is.
  2. Let’s talk about insect pests. This appears to be the greatest problem in crop production. What is the problem and how is this making your crop production worse?
  3. How do farmers currently deal with insect management?
  4. Please tell us about your platform, and the patented in-field sensor system for insect detection. What does it look like?
  5. How about artificial intelligence? Is AI able to distinguish different species of insects?
  6. You say that insects have ‘plastic genomes’ and are likely to evolve if natural products are misused. Could you please tell us more?
  7. FarmSense: What’s next?

Dr. LeYou can find it here Get in on the actionIt is the CEO & Co-FarmSense founderPlease see: An Entomologist and Biotech Entrepreneur with a background as an Entomologist Research, leadership in business innovation and management of biotechnology organizations. A B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. She earned both a B.S.n Biology/Chemistry and a PhD in Entomology/Toxicology from the University of California, Riverside, where she has now achieved an “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” status. 

Dr. Hickle specializes in Startups & Product Launches within the Agriculture and Animal Health Industries. Farmsense has grown because of her extensive experience in legacy products, including those that are related to agriculture and animal health.After the academic start, she was involved with commercial business development. Dr. Hickle was honored with the “IPM Innovator of the Year” award in 2000 by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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