Aerial Pollination for Agriculture

Our Services

Dropcopter’s mission is automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); farming efficiency, the promotion of new technologies, and healthy crop yield growth. In early 2015, Dropcopter completed its patent pending prototype, and conducted the first ever UAS pollination of orchards crops, boosting crop yields by 10%.




Dropcopter is partnered with the US helicopter manufacturer Pulse Aerospace, using their industry grade Vapor55 helicopter to carry our patent pending "Worker-Bee" pollinator. Our methods guarantee growers crops are pollinated, ignoring environmental factors such as wind and cold that would prevent honeybee activity.


Our 2015 - 2017 trials have shown a dramatic crop set increase of 10% nut set in almonds, scalable across large areas.

Our Team

We are a team with diverse backgrounds in agriculture, robotics, and entrepreneurship.

Matt Koball

Matt Koball received a B.S. degree in Electronics and moved to the Bay Area to work as a Manufacturing Engineer on the B1 Spirit. Matt moved to Santa Barbara in 1987 as a Program Manager for Titan IV Space Launch Vehicles, helping design guidance systems while earning an MBA. Starting a business providing Farm Labor Contracting and custom orchard management, Matt later transitioned to Plant Management and Grower Relations for a national food manufacturer. Matt and his wife Ann currently live on 40 acres of olive orchard in Northern California.

Adam Fine

Adam Fine began work in the San Francisco restaurant industry at the age of 14. As a full time line cook he spent 8 years working in some of the finest kitchens on the west coast. In 2011, Adam was paralyzed in a motorcycling accident with an SUV, and now works as an entrepreneur, lending his expertise to food service professionals. Adam is the original founder of Dropcopter. After recognizing the explosive potential of the UAS market, Adam self funded a drone delivery service. That Company is now Dropcopter.In his spare time Adam volunteers as a moderator of The Bay Area Riders Forum. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he is dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured riders.


Prototype Pollinator

Contact Us

Dropcopter is actively seeking investment. Contact us today!

Phone: (415) 347-1917