by Lina Herbertsson, Ida
Gåvertsson, Björn Klatt, Henrik G. Smith
Hand pollination of strawberry flowers with dead bees
Strawberry and oilseed rape are two economically important crops, which
are pollinated by insects. Because they flower during the same period and
attract similar insects, they may impact each other indirectly. We expected
that the deposition of oilseed rape pollen on strawberry flowers would prevent
strawberry pollen to reach the stigmas, thereby inhibiting pollination.