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Partnership to bring awareness to pollinator importance

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 08:56

Many Americans don’t understand that pollinators are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat and their populations are under significant pressure. One partnership aims to change that through education. Honeybear Brands®, a grower, packer, and shipper of top apple varieties, is partnering with…

250,000 essential bees almost did not reach Canada this year

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:11

Importing bees is a challenge Rod Scarlett knows well. When most international flights stopped in March, thousands of queen bees were stranded abroad, and Scarlett, the executive director of the Canadian Honey Council, had to figure out how to get them to Canada on time. “The early spring is when we…

Wild bees very critical to US agriculture

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:10

New research seems to affirm that wild bees, like bumblebees, mason bees and squash bees, are more essential to many agricultural crops in Pennsylvania than previously thought. After surveying the impact of wild bees at 131 farms in Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and Washington, and…

Information on pollination at high temperatures

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 13:53

We all know that proper pollination of a flower is the most critical process related to fruit set, yield, and quality, but are you clear on how hot climate conditions impact both the pollinator and the plant, and the interactions between them? Koppert’s whitepaper on plant-pollinator interactions in high…

Lack of bees, pollination limiting crop yields across U.S., B.C., study finds

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-29 Wed 09:26

A lack of wild bees and managed honeybees is limiting pollination and yields for certain crops on farms in British Columbia and across the United States, a collective of researchers has found.

Biostimulant for higher yield and securing bee population

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-17 Fri 08:14

GROPRO announces launching a new Bio-Stimulant - 'Awakening Pollination' - which stimulates the plants' natural processes to enhance flower development while increasing stamen hold and pollinator activity. This in turn increases total flower pollination ensuring overall plant yield increases. The primary…

Vegetable pollination guides

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-16 Thu 08:33

eOrganic is making available eight introductory pollination guides for common vegetable crops, developed by Hannah Swegarden of Cornell University as part of the NOVIC project. These photographic guides are intended to provide a brief overview of how to make crosses using controlled pollination techniques. They are available in…

Pollinating robot looking to shake up $900m greenhouse tomato industry

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-08 Wed 11:43

An Israeli company that has created an autonomous pollinating robot has started its first trials in Australia. Arugga AI Farming is hoping its technology can transform Australia's greenhouse farming sector, especially greenhouse tomatoes, which are currently pollinated by hand. Chief executive Iddo…