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New York Apple Orchard Claims World First in Pollination by Drone

Dropcopter, a start-up company, used a hexacopter drone to spray pollen on five acres at the orchard.  Co-founder Adam Fine told the newspaper the company has previously pollinated almond and cherry orchards. Working with Beak & Skiff marked the first time a drone was used to pollinate an apple orchard in May.

 

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