THE FUTURE OF CROP POLLINATION
Today’s corn genetics have crop yield potentials of up to 800 bushels per acre, but negative environmental factors often lead to poor pollination. These factors can include poor nutrients, moisture and weather.
PowerPollen minimizes negative impacts on yield by:
- Providing a more thorough pollination
- Improving natural pollination opportunities
- Safeguarding against other environmental issues
With continued research and development, the company anticipates similar gains in the wheat, rice and grain corn sectors. Scaling and automation developments, like drone-based application of pollen on corn, will apply to these future markets.
OTHER HYBRID SEED CROPS
The hybridization of seed corn has resulted in an 800% yield increase over the past 80 years. PowerPollen is currently working toward enabling hybrid seed in row crops which have not been hybridized with the belief that similar yield increases can be achieved. Examples of these crops include wheat and soy. This yield increase alone would significantly improve global land utilization and allow for more robust and higher yielding plants. The ability to commercially hybridize these two crops has the potential to significantly improve world food security.