Managing for Wild Bees

Managing for Wild Bees

Managing for Wild Bees

Pollination is a critical component of the crop production cycle, directly contributing to reproductive success for pollinator-dependent crops. Graduate student Hillary Sardinas evaluated the ability of hedgerow restorations to augment hybrid sunflower pollination by the native bee community. She also investigated whether rates of nesting were increased in fields adjacent to hedgerows, as well as whether the presence of hedgerows enhanced the diversity and abundance of the native bee community at different distances into fields.

This poster addresses how to best manage wild bees for crop pollination.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) GW12-024, Ecosystem Services in Hedgerow Restorations: Pollination Function and Nesting Habitat .

Product specs
Year: 2014
Length: 1 Pages
Author(s): Hillary Sardinas
Location: California | North Central | Northeast | South | West
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.

 

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