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Author Delaplane, Keith S

Title Crop pollination by bees / Keith S. Delaplane and Daniel F. Mayer
Published Wallingford [England] ; New York : CABI, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xv, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents Benefits of Bee Pollination -- Bee Pollination -- Bees : An Overview -- Bee Conservation -- Honey Bees : Biology and Status as Pollinators -- Honey Bees : Simplified Bee-keeping for Pollination -- Honey Bees : Managing Honey Bees for Pollination -- Bumble Bees -- Alkali Bees -- Other Soil Nesting Bees -- Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees -- Orchard Mason Bees -- Carpenter Bees -- Bees and Pesticides -- Alfalfa (Lucerne) Seed -- Almond -- Apple -- Asparagus Seed -- Avocado -- Bean (Lima) -- Bean (Common, Green, Snap) -- Beet Seed -- Blackberry -- Blueberry -- Cabbage and Other Crucifer Seeds -- Canola Seed (Oilseed Rape) -- Cantaloupe -- Carrot Seed -- Cherry (Sweet, Sour) -- Clover Seed (Alsike) -- Clover Seed (Crimson) -- Clover Seed (Red) -- Clover Seed (White, 'Ladino') -- Clover Seed (Sweet Clovers) -- Cotton -- Cranberry -- Cucumber -- Kiwifruit -- Onion Seed -- Peach and Nectarine -- Pear -- Pepper (Bell, Green, Sweet) -- Plum and Prune -- Raspberry -- Soybean -- Squash, Pumpkin and Gourd -- Strawberry -- Sunflower Seed -- Tomato -- Watermelon -- Priorities in Technology Development, Research and Education
Summary This book aims to synthesize the latest scientific literature into principles and practices relevant to workers in crop pollination. Particular focus is on bee-pollinated crops of significant or emerging economic importance in the temperate developed world, crops for which there is significant literature on bee pollination, and crops for which pollination is historically a limiting factor. Three main sections address the biology of pollination, methods of culturing and conserving bees for optimum pollination, and the pollination requirements and recommendations for individual crops. This last section is dealt with through 42 short chapters on different crops, detailing flowering, pollination requirements and pollinators. The crops covered include arable, vegetable, berry and fruit crops. Appendices list sources of beekeeping supplies, a sample bee-keeper/grower pollination contract, and a table of pesticide toxicity to bees
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-331) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Pollination by insects.
Bee culture.
Food crops -- Breeding
Crop zones.
Crops, Agricultural
Apis mellifera (species)
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biological Diversity.
NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife.
Beneficial insects.
Field crops.
Fruit crops.
Honey bees.
Horticultural crops.
Small fruits.
Crop zones
Bee culture
Food crops -- Breeding
Pollination by insects
Form Electronic book
Author Mayer, D. F. (Daniel Fredrick), 1943-
LC no. 99086886
ISBN 085199783X