Precision Pollination as a Service
The Pollination Solution
Edete’s Precision Pollination as a Service (PPaaS) brings pure, clean, viable, and high-quality pollen directly to your orchard and applies it precisely and at the right time to increase and secure a bountiful yield in your orchards. Our process includes two unique phases.
Pollen Harvest & Storage
Edete’s trade secret methods cover the entire pollen collection process, which involves gently harvesting flowers, carefully separating the pollen, storing it, and ensuring its viability.
The pollen we use is completely natural and harvested from our trusted network of California farms. To ensure the best quality and genetic compatibility, we have our very own “pollen bank” where we can store pollen for several years, guaranteeing our customers always have access to the highest quality pollen for their trees.
We electrostatically charge the pollen as it leaves the machine to significantly boost the chances of the pollen finding its intended target instead of being blown around and left to chance. What’s more, these units are designed to operate continuously, day and night, even under suboptimal weather conditions.
Benefits of Precision Pollination
Grow More Pistachios
Edete’s precision pollination service has demonstrated double-digit increases in yield compared to controls. The case study conducted in a pistachio orchard showed an average 24% increase in pistachio yields compared to control groups.
By applying an electrostatic charge to the pollen and considering factors like humidity and wind speed, PPaaS increases the likelihood of pollen finding its target, resulting in more efficient pollination compared to traditional spray methods.
Beat Environmental Challenges
Insufficient chill hours can cause male and female pistachio trees or different almond cultivars to flower at different times, leading to low pollination and reduced yields. Edete’s precise pollination service helps ensure targeted pollination even when trees do not bloom simultaneously.
Adapt to Various Crops
While the main focus of Edete’s service is currently on pistachios and almonds, the company plans to expand to other crops, such as avocados, apples, pears, and cherries. This versatility will allow growers from different sectors to benefit from Edete’s service.
For us, mechanical pollination is a hedge against events like last year and to see if we minimize some of the effects of alternate bearing [annually fluctuating heavy and light crops].
Farmer Manager, Materra Farming
Taking Orchard Productivity to New Heights
Features of PPaaS
Pollination is an essential biological process in our food production systems and contributes substantially to our economy. Edete’s solution manages the entire process of pollination, starting from harvest to storage and through dispersal of pollen, thereby reducing pollination risk within our food systems.
Safe and Effective Pollination
The dry pollen we deliver precisely to your trees is 100% natural and does not contain any chemicals or other artificial substances. We are simply supplementing what Mother Nature already does.
Maximum Return on Investment
Edete’s PPaaS consistently produces a 4x-6x return on pistachio pollination investment, and we stand behind our commitment to 100% customer satisfaction.