Market Overview

Pollen Systems Launches Drone-Based Data and Analysis Solution to Improve Vineyard and Crop Yields


Pollen's drone-aided managed services and self-service portal help farms
and vineyards monitor crop growth, discover irrigation issues, and
investigate pests and diseases, improving crop yield and quality

Today at the Auction of Washington Wines in Woodinville, WA, Pollen
Systems Corporation (
unveiled Pollen Scout, a drone-aided managed service and self-service
portal that helps farms and vineyards monitor crop growth, discover
irrigation issues, and investigate pests and diseases. Commercially
certified Drone Technologists visit subscribing farms and vineyard sites
weekly and use drones to capture incredibly detailed pictures and
spectral images that can help farmers uncover and address common issues
rapidly: improving crop yield and quality.

This year Pollen Systems began flying drones regularly over established
and well-respected properties in the Red Mountain A.V.A. and Walla Walla
A.V.A in Washington and Oregon, including Hedges Family Vineyard,
Skyfall Vineyard, Red Mountain Vineyard, and Seven Hills Vineyard.

"It's encouraging to see young companies like Pollen Systems propose new
technologies and solutions to vineyards and farms in Eastern Washington
and Oregon," said Norm McKibben, Managing Partner, Pepper Bridge Winery.

Pollen Systems chose the Woodinville, WA annual Auction of Washington
Wines as the perfect place to launch the company and to communicate with
potential customers.

"We're delighted to launch the company by being a sponsor of the Auction
of Washington Wines, a charitable event benefitting the wine industry
and local community. Helping out is core to our beliefs and values as we
support our customers," said Keith McCall, Founder and CEO of Pollen
Systems Corporation. "As a young company, it's exciting to see the rapid
adoption of our solutions and we look forward to expanding our services
to other crops and regions in 2019."

Results have been extremely positive and valuable to early adopters.

"We've been actively using the images Pollen Systems provides to
identify both stressed and high vigor areas in our vineyard," said James
Bukovinsky, Vineyard Manager at Hedges Family Estate Vineyard. "Having
the Pollen team show up weekly gives us the ability to adjust irrigation
or to find outbreaks of pests and disease more rapidly throughout the

The market for Pollen's services is massive. According to the
international organization OIV (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne
et du Vin), there are nearly 20 million acres of planted vines
worldwide. But Pollen Scout is not only applicable to vines, but a wide
variety of crops including hops, cherries and other stone fruit,
raspberries and blueberries, and wheat.

"Pollen Systems' unique drone-enabled managed services can support the
million acres of planted vineyards in the United States," said Greg
Lill, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of DeLille Cellars. "Technology
and Data, properly applied, will help Winemakers produce even better
Washington wines in the future."

For more information about our company, products and services, visit our
web site at,
or contact us via email at

About the Company

Pollen Systems Corporation, a Delaware C Corporation based in Bellevue,
WA, aggregates agricultural data from multiple data sources and applies
advanced analytics to devise solutions for farms to enable them to
flourish and grow. Augmented by a sophisticated drone platform, we can
quickly and accurately scan plots of land with multispectral crop
analysis techniques and provide advanced farming analysis to inform and
instruct farmers with solutions to increase crop size and bounty.

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