19 October, 2017

Assessing the risk of stigma clogging in strawberry flowers due to pollinator sharing with oilseed rape

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.

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Read the scientific publication in JPE.

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