InfoAg 2017 Presentation
Internet of Things: Case Studies

Grand BC
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
3:40 PM to 5:40 PM


The need for in-season pest management in row crops has increased recently due to the rise of pest resistance to traits and the increasing demand for non-GMO. Many economically destructive insects in row crops migrate during the growing season. This migratory behavior is difficult to predict and can vary greatly from year to year and from region to region. In order to address this issue, Spensa has deployed over 500 Z-Traps throughout the corn belt providing growers throughout the region near real-time insect data. Spensa’s Z-Trap Network not only automatically monitors insect populations but also has the potential to accurately forecast migration patterns of these insect pests. The presentation will share the results of the current Z-Trap Network and discuss how it can help manage insects more effectively and proactively.

Johnny Park
Founder and CEO
Spensa Technologies
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Johnny Park is the Founder and CEO of Spensa Technologies. Spensa offers hardware and software solutions to help growers and trusted advisors better protect their crops from pests such as insects, weeds, and disease. Spensa gathers high-resolution data, models that data to reveal insights, and clearly presents our findings to help make the most informed decisions possible. Park received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. all from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.