Entries by Alina Kulakova

EPA Approves Three New Moth Mating Disruption Products

Semios, provider of real-time agricultural information and precision pest management tools, has been given EPA approval for three aerosol pheromone products that disrupt the mating of codling moth and oriental fruit moth. “Our new formula performs extremely well at lower temperatures, emitting a drier mist that disperses quickly across an orchard,” said Michael Gilbert, CEO […]

Remote pest management with automated traps

With an electronic trap and wireless network, growers can spend less time scouting in the orchard. By Peter Mitham A decade spent developing pheromones for pest management underscored the importance of these chemicals for Michael Gilbert, president and CEO of British Columbia’s SemiosBio Technologies Inc. But at a cost of up to $5,000 a kilogram, pheromones […]

Jasper IoT Success Story: Semios

Semios delivers a precision farming platform that deploys an automated pest management system using pheromones to disrupt insect mating cycles—giving farmers a cost effective solution that eliminates the need to manually inspect traps or spray pesticides. Jasper automation provides Semios with real-time visibility into field conditions so it can remotely monitor and fix issues that […]

Canadian Apple Orchard Taste-Tests the IoT

Semios has brought connectivity and near-real-time pest monitoring to the farm, helping farmers to gain visibility and reduce reliance on pesticides. By Mary Catherine O’Connor Algoma Orchards, located in Newcastle, Ontario, is no rinky-dink farm. In fact, it’s the largest privately owned grower and packer of apples in Canada. The company maintains 750 acres of […]

Semios Ready to Rocket

Semios Selected to the 2014 Ready to Rocket List Vancouver, Canada – Semios, a Vancouver company that has introduced wireless technologies to agricultural pest management, has been named to the 2014 Ready to Rocket list. The recognition features the top technology companies in BC that are poised to capitalize on growth trends in the technology […]

Wireless connections open new era for pest control

Vancouver company using pheromones, cellphones, algorithms to protect orchards, vineyards Michael Gilbert knows which way the wind is blowing. Gilbert’s company, SemiosBIO, is using wireless communication to change the way the world grows fruit and nuts. If they’re successful – and early indications are very positive – Canada could show the world how to build […]

With mobile tech, Canada can’t afford to be complacent

“Fortunately, some Canadian firms are demonstrating such boldness. Take Semios. With locations in Vancouver and Ontario’s Vineland region, the company has developed a disruptive wireless M2M pest control system. Combining networked devices, data management and wireless technologies, it enables farmers to protect crops using pheromones as opposed to harmful pesticides. It is a technology that enhances […]

Vancouver agri-tech startup Semios wins big at international awards

A Vancouver-based startup has won a $285,000 award from U.S. telecom giant Verizon for its pesticide-free pest management system for farms. Semios Technologies was the only Canadian finalist in the Verizon Powerful Answers Award, which was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas which ran from January 7 to 10, 2014. Semios’ system […]

VentureLabs client Semios wins Verizon prize

Semios Technologies, a client of the SFU-affiliated VentureLabs® business accelerator program, has won a $285,000 Verizon Powerful Answers Award for its high-tech pesticide-free agricultural pest management system. Using wireless networks and integrated devices such as farm-based weather stations and camera-enabled traps, the system lets growers use non-toxic pheromones—the chemicals insects secrete to communicate with each […]