28 February, 2014

Blue Orchard Bees and Apple: A Winning Combination

by Cory S. Sheffield

A male Blue Orchard Bee at rest at a nest entrance.
Apple is one of our most commonly grown and prized horticultural crops, having been cultivated for 1000’s of years, with at least 2000 cultivars having been developed.  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” evidences our appreciation of this crop, and it is one of our most studied crop plants.  However, despite our knowledge, there are still several things we are not clear on, particularly in the area of pollination and the resulting quality of fruit.

Read the whole summary in: English!
Read the scientific publication in JPE.

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