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Washington State University –
IAREC  | 2014 – 2015
Matthew Whiting
Prosser, Washington
Project Title: Mechanical pollination for yield security

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Washington State University –
IAREC  | 2017 – 2019
Matthew Whiting
Prosser, Washington
Project Title:  Advancing Precision Pollination Systems To Improve Yield Security.

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Cosmic Crisp 2020 Trial Data
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University of Vermont –
1996 Firman Pollen Research Report
Jon Clements, Research Technician
Burlington, Vermont
Objective: Continue investigation of practicality and efficacy of using blower-applied pollen in small
orchard blocks wherein domestic honeybee activity is absent during bloom.

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Costanta Horticultural Service –
1997 Supplemental Apple Pollen Orchard Study
Willcox Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Objective: Evaluate “E-Z Pollen Duster” applications of supplemental pollen to enhance Granny
Smith apple production.

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Scientific Report – Nature Research
Published: February 21, 2020
Author: Agustin Sáez, Marcelo A. Aizen, Sandra Medici, Matias Viel, Ethel Villalobos & Pedro Negri
Report Title: “Bees increase crop yield in an alleged pollinator-independent almond variety”

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Article: West Coast Nut Producers
November 2020 Issue
By Contributing Writer: Vicky Boyd
“Supplemental pollen almond trials continue to explore supplemental pollen applications by Drones and Electrostatic Sprayers.”

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