Dropcopter's mission is the automated pollination of crops via unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), increased crop production, and combating the effects of pollinator decline.
As the world population soars from its present 6 billion people to over 9 billion within 30 years, food producers need to make the best possible use of their resources. Bees are a key part of the food chain, pollinating crops that account for about a third of the world's food supply; unfortunately, colony collapse has decimated their numbers by 50% in just the last 10 years.
To fill this gap in food production and help farmers significantly improve their crop yields, Dropcopter has developed a service using UAS to pollinate crops like almonds, apples, cherries, pears, and many other fruit, nut and seed crops.
Independent research has verified that Dropcopter's treatments increase crop yields by 25-50%. In addition, our precision flight path guarantees that all of an orchard's crops receive pollen, rather than relying on unpredictable patterns of bees. Dropcopter can also double the very short bloom window of trees by operating at night or in conditions of cold that keep pollinators in their hives.
Dropcopter is excited to bring its tools, service and expertise to help farmers make the best use of their land and feed a hungry world.