“Whether using drones to pollinate an apple orchard will increase yields.”

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Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Syracuse.com, startup Dropcopter have used a drone to pollinate apple trees in order to compensate for the drop in bees.

Adam Fine, co-founder of Dropcopter, said the company previously used drones to pollinate almond and cherry orchards. This was the first time a drone was used to pollinate an apple orchard, he said.

The technology could become very useful for orchard owners because of the decline in the bee population in the past 25 years. With fewer bees around, it becomes more difficult to pollinate orchards during the short period in the spring when pollination can happen.

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