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Proximity to rainforest enhances pollination and fruit set in orchards.

Published online: 11 Apr 2007

Authors: Blanche, K. R. & Ludwig, J. A. & Cunningham, S. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Tropical rainforests are potential reservoirs of insects that could enhance crop pollination, but only a few instances of the provision of such servic...

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Impacts of honeybee density on crop yield: a meta-analysis.

Published online: 28 Aug 2020

Authors: Rollin, O. & Garibaldi, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is increasing recognition that pollination deficits are limiting crop yields world-wide. However, management strategies for optimal insect polli...

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Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study.

Published online: 19 Dec 2012

Authors: Carvalheiro, L. G. & Seymour, C. L. & Nicolson, S. W. & Veldtman, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

As cropland increases, fields become progressively isolated from pollinators, leading to declines in pollinator-dependent crop productivity. With the ...

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Pollination by wild bees yields larger strawberries than pollination by honey bees.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: MacInnis, G. & Forrest, J. R. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A diverse array of wild bee species may provide more effective pollination than the widely employed European honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). High speci...

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Annual Report 2018: Breitenhof Agroscope Stone Fruit Centre.

Published online: 20 Mar 2019

Authors: Schwizer, T. & Kessler, W. & Weibel, F. & Friedli, M. & Häseli, A. & Kuster, T. & Werder, M. & Schöneberg, A. & Gravalon, P. & Reininger, V. & Knauf, A. & Lussi, L. & Perren, S. & Holliger, E. & Zwahlen, D. & Bravin, E. & Schweizer, S. & Riedl, A. & Roleff, N. & Naef, A.

Content type: Bulletin

This publication presents the annual report for 2018 of the Agroscope Stone Fruit Centre at Breitenhof, Swizerland, including the review of the Adviso...

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Quantities of pollen on the bodies of insects visiting apple blossom.

Published online: 01 Jan 1975

Authors: Kendall, D. A. & Solomon, M. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The amount of pollen of the appropriate species borne on the body of an insect is presumed to be an important factor in assessing its value as a polli...

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Self-compatible blueberry cultivars require fewer floral visits to maximize fruit production than a partially self-incompatible cultivar.

Published online: 04 Feb 2021

Authors: Kendall, L. K. & Gagic, V. & Evans, L. J. & Cutting, B. T. & Scalzo, J. & Hanusch, Y. & Jones, J. & Rocchetti, M. & Sonter, C. & Keir, M. & Rader, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Effective pollination is a complex phenomenon determined by the outcome of the interaction between pollen transfer and a plants' pollinator dependency...

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The impacts of climate change on cropland allocation, crop production, output prices and social welfare in Israel: a structural econometric framework.

Published online: 11 Apr 2019

Authors: Kan, I. & Reznik, A. & Kimhi, A. & Kaminski, J.

Content type: Bulletin

This paper combines a structural estimation of vegetative-agriculture supply, based on a farmland-allocation model, with a market-level partial equili...

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Crop pollination services: complementary resource use by social vs solitary bees facing crops with contrasting flower supply.

Published online: 07 Apr 2021

Authors: Bänsch, S. & Tscharntke, T. & Gabriel, D. & Westphal, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many farmers are facing high economic risks if pollinator declines continue or temporal and spatial variation in wild bee communities cause reduced po...

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Insufficient native pollinators during artificially induced early flowering decrease yield and long-term economic viability of a tropical fruit crop.

Published online: 07 Apr 2021

Authors: Sritongchuay, T. & Wayo, K. & Orr, M. C. & Hughes, A. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The management of crops outside the regular cropping calendar can improve profits when supply is low and prices are high, but we do not know how induc...

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