Role of Honey bees in cross pollination
Cross pollination: In cross pollination the pollen is transferred from one plant to stigma of another plant where external agents are involved
Effect of bee pollination on crop
- It increases yield in terms of seed yield and fruit yield in many crops
- It improves quality of fruits and seeds
- Bee pollination increases oil content of seeds in sunflower
- Bee pollination is a must in some self incompatible crops for seed set
Crops benefited by bee pollination
Fruits and nuts: Almond, Apple, Apricot, Peach, Strawberry, Citrus and Litchi.
Vegetable crops: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Coriander, Cucumber, Melon, Pumpkin, Radish and Turnip.
Oil seed crops: Sunflower, Niger, Rape seed, Mustard, Safflower, Gingelly.
Forage seed crops: Lucerne, Clover.
Yield increase due to bee pollination
Per cent yield increase
Submitted by Awaneesh on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 15:53