POLLINATION ON DEMAND: CROSS-POLLINATION MANAGEMENT FOR CORN
PowerPollen harnesses optimum crop pollen management by providing seed corn producers better pollination at lower costs, resulting in a higher return on investment. Corn seed companies can now access this technology through our licensing program. When compared to the traditional hybrid corn pollination, PowerPollen adds the flexibility for enhanced pollination that has never before been achieved. With four years of field testing, PowerPollen is averaging yield increases of over 20%, with an additional increase in purity.
Our proprietary PowerPollen system is deployed to collect, preserve and apply pollen at a high density directly to the silks at the optimum time. This also removes corn pollination weather risks and widens product pools by allowing corn seed production to occur across broad maturity ranges between male and female parents. PowerPollen can also save previously unsalvageable fields by transporting healthy male pollen from nearby or distant fields.
STREAMLINED PROCESSES REDUCE COSTS
PowerPollen increases effective land utilization as higher pollination rates improve per-acre yields on the same or less land by optimizing planting with a reduced need for male rows and replacing them with seed-yielding female rows. Labor costs are also decreased with precision pollen application, which reduces the need for manual labor (detasseling).
Increase corn seed production volume by using the least amount of pollen necessary to fully pollinate silks. PowerPollen also allows specific varieties of pollen to be harvested and preserved in high quantities, producing larger quantities to meet customers’ needs.
PowerPollen enables seed companies and growers to better manage inventory and optimize production for specific uses, growing conditions and emerging market with more control over pollination decisions. Decisions regarding which male to use as a pollinator can be made right up to the point of female receptivity.