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The old method of mechanical pollen application is to deliver dry, unrefined pollen by blowing it into the crop and hoping the pollen arrives on the flower stigma. Historically, dry application has achieved variable degrees of efficacy. On Target's electrostatic sprayers are the ideal delivery method for applying refined pollen in liquid suspension-- The atomized spray droplets are the perfect size to encapsulate the pollen grains, and the air velocity is slow enough to allow the droplets to hover within the canopy. The electrostatic charge imparted on the spray droplets causes them to repel each other and avoids conglomeration, while at the same time attracting the droplets to the flower stigma, which has an opposite electrical charge to that of the spray droplet. Since 2013, on Target has partnered with Washington State University researcher and pollen expert, Dr. Matt Whiting, who has refined his suspension mix to ensure maximum viability of the pollen in solution for up to 2 hours.
Precision Pollen setting full crops
400 gallon pollinating Apples
Engine Drive 100 gallon trailer
Almond liquid pollen application
Increasing fruit set by 25% average
Low Horsepower requirements
On Target Demonstration
Adjustable nozzle placement
Electrostatic Spray Cloud
Pollen Trial in 2013
Hazelnut pollination in Oregon