Crop Resilience Redefined: Power Pollen Revolutionizing Corn
Our guest today is Jason Cope, a visionary with over two decades of experience in agribusiness. He's the mastermind behind PowerPollen, a game-changing concept that's reshaping pollination systems for corn, rice, and wheat. We discover how Power Pollen's revolutionary techniques increase yields and minimize risk in seed practices. Jason reveals the secrets behind reaching farmers, empowering field operations, and expanding globally – from Iowa to Puerto Rico. In a drought year, how much could Power Pollen save from your field? Jason shares insights that could transform your approach to farming.
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Jason Cope brings more than 20-years of industry experience in the development of theoretical and applied engineering solutions from leading global agribusinesses. He currently holds more than 40 granted US and worldwide patents and oversees PowerPollen’s intellectual property strategy. He also guides operations and engineering initiatives for the company.
- Who is Power Pollen?
- History, Mission, Vision
- To preserve and enhance crop productivity by enabling superior pollination systems
- 2015 - Todd Krone(just left DuPont Pioneer) partnered with Jason Cope (engineer)
- Set up shop in Todd’s garage
How does your new corn pollination techniques benefit ag?
- What factors increase yield and minimize risk with seed practices in pollination?
- corn, rice, and wheat
- How are you reaching your producer base?
- At what point did you see the business growing?
- Field operations
- custom designed machinery across in-field production on 22 customer fields
- Operations in IA, TX, & Puerto Rico How do you see global agriculture playing a part through expanding Power Pollen?
- Where will we start to see agriculture fluctuate due to the pollination of crops?
- What are the factors that affect the optimal time of applying the pollen?
- In a drought year, how much can farmers expect to be saved from their field with Power Pollen?
- Corn Seed impacts
- Yield Improvements
- Fewer male plants are needed → more females/acre = greater output and land utilization
- Less Risk with seed overproduction
- More Flexibility → expands window for planting
- Reasons: drought, flooding, climate changes
- How does Power Pollen overcome in a drought year?
- How is In-Season Control allowing farmers more flexibility?
- Are they meeting current market demand while in-season?
- An average 60% increase in oil over normal-hybrids with no reduction yield
- What challenges do those producers face ahead?
- What did we miss?
- Summary and Challenge
- If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18, what would you go back and say?
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