Innovations

PowerPollen–a company on the rise

Jason Cope with PowerPollen

One of the exciting new advancements in agriculture over the past five years has been the development of technology to collect, preserve and apply pollen “on demand” in seed corn production.

The technology was developed by Ankeny, Iowa-based PowerPollen.  They describe it this way:

“PowerPollen offers a breakthrough, scalable technology to collect, preserve and apply pollen on-demand to help improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of modern farming practices. Following multiple seasons of year-round field trials, PowerPollen’s patented pollination technology increased yield by as high as 44% in commercial hybrid corn seed production fields. The company has successfully applied its technology across thousands of commercial acres over the past several years.”

During a recent visit to PowerPollen headquarters, we spoke with co-founder and chief intellectual property officer Jason Cope about the development of the technology, how it’s currently being used, and where he sees it going in the future.

AUDIO: Jason Cope

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