21 May, 2015

Pollinator dependency of six tropical vegetable crops in southern India

by Saranya Carr and Priya Davidar 

Apis cerana bee on male flower of brinjal (aubergine)
 Although pollinator declines have been extensively documented in temperate countries, there is a paucity of data from tropical countries. We studied six vegetable crops in small family farms practicing mixed cropping in southern India to document flower visiting insects, that could transfer pollen between flowers.  

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Read the scientific publication in JPE.

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