Research Park News

March 28, 2017

Spensa and Spectrum Seed to provide near real-time pest data to corn growers in the Midwest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agriculture technology company, and Spectrum Seed, a premium, non-GMO seed company, announced a partnership Tuesday (March 28) that allows corn growers in the Midwest the ability to collect important pest population data for insects such as corn earworm, western bean cutworm, and European corn borer in near real-time, powered by Spensa’s Z-Trap Network.

The network will stretch from North and South Dakota through the Midwestern Corn Belt to eastern Ohio, providing growers throughout the region valuable insights into potential yield saving data.

“We are thoroughly impressed with Spensa’s commitment to excellence and their novel approach to an innovative combination of crop protection insight and solutions,” said Josh Richey, CEO of Spectrum Seed. “The Z-Trap is a step change in active pest monitoring.”

Not only will Spensa’s unique technology allow growers to monitor pest populations, but also its Trapping Insights data will help growers maximize efficient use of insecticides, thus reducing the impact on the environment and the financial impact on the grower.

“The Spensa team is thrilled to partner with such a conscientious and innovative seed company in a new way that will benefit all of Spectrum’s non-GMO customers,” said Johnny Park, founder and CEO of Spensa Technologies. “The unique combination of premium non-GMO corn paired with a complete pest management solution will enable growers to become more profitable and more sustainable, which is the collective mission of both of our companies.”

For more information on the Spectrum and Spensa partnership, to learn how to subscribe to the network, or to sign up for an upcoming webinar hosted by the partnering companies on the topic of “How to Implement a Pest Management Methodology” visit: http://www.spectrumseed.com/spensa/.

About Spensa Technologies Inc.

Spensa Technologies was founded in 2009 in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. Spensa’s mission is to develop a network of industry-leading devices and innovative technologies to better manage agronomic pests such as insects, weeds, and disease. We strive to reduce reliance on manual labor, foster eco-friendly farming and enhance crop production to help feed the world. Spensa gathers high-resolution data, models that data to reveal insights, and clearly presents our findings to help agriculturalists make the most informed decisions possible. For more information, visit: www.spensatech.com

About Spectrum Seed

Spectrum Premium Non-GMO Seed is a farmer-driven seed corn company based in Linden, IN. Their only focus is the development of premium non-GMO corn hybrids. They accomplish this through greenhouse and nursery inbred development as well as licensing germplasm that they can cross with to select corn hybrids adapted for yield, plant health, and stress tolerance. For more information visit www.SpectrumSeed.com

Media Contact

Spensa Technologies Inc.: Teresa Weirich, 317-730-6105, teresa.weirich@spensatech.com 

Spectrum Seed: Erika McCloud 317-800-0590, Marketing@SpectrumSeed.com 


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