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Farming With Bees: The Synchronization of Pollinator Plantings to Increase Production of Cucurbit Crops

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Title:Farming With Bees: The Synchronization of Pollinator Plantings to Increase Production of Cucurbit Crops
Authors:Arakaki, Alton S.
Hawkins, Jennifer
Radovich, Theodore
Keywords:pollinating insects
insect pollination
honey bees
Apis mellifera
Cucurbitaceae
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crop yield
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Date Issued:May 2013
Publisher:University of Hawaii
Citation:Arakaki AS, Hawkins J, Radovich T. 2013. Farming with bees: the synchronization of pollinator plantings to increase production of cucurbit crops. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 6 p. (Sustainable Agriculture; SA-6).
Series:Sustainable Agriculture
SA-6
Abstract:This report explores the relationship between buckwheat and honeybees in order to synchronize with the pollination of cucurbits and improve cucurbit quality. The objective of this study was to determine the population dynamics of honeybees and the the relationship between the buckwheat and honeybees as the buckwheat matures in order to improve the synchronization of increased pollinator population with the pollination period of the crop.
Pages/Duration:6 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/32435
Appears in Collections: Sustainable Agriculture, 2002 - present


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