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Crop pollination by bees.

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Description

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.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Benefits of bee pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) Bee pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 18) Bees: an overview. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 24) Bee conservation. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 36) Honey bees: biology and status as pollinators. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 41) Honey bees: simplified bee-keeping for pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 51) Honey bees: managing honey bees for pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 63) Bumble bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 84) Alkali bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 98) Other soil nesting bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 105) Alfalfa leafcutting bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 118) Orchard mason bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 126) Carpenter bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 129) Bees and pesticides. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 133) Alfalfa (lucerne) seed. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 138) Almond. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 154) Asparagus seed. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 156) Avocado. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 160) Bean (lima). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 162) Bean (common, green, snap). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 164) Beet seed. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 166) Blackberry. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 169) Blueberry. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 182) Cabbage and other crucifer seeds. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 185) Canola seed (oilseed rape). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 190) Cantaloupe. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 194) Carrot seed. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 200) Clover seed (alsike). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 204) Clover seed (crimson). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 206) Clover seed (red). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 210) Clover seed (white, 'Ladino'). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 213) Clover seed (sweet clovers). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 215) Cotton. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 219) Cranberry. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 223) Cucumber. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 228) Kiwifruit. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 37 (Page no: 233) Onion seed. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 38 (Page no: 236) Peach and nectarine. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 39 (Page no: 239) Pear. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 40 (Page no: 243) Pepper (bell, green, sweet). Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 41 (Page no: 247) Plum and prune. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 42 (Page no: 251) Raspberry. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 43 (Page no: 254) Soybean. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 44 (Page no: 257) Squash, pumpkin and gourd. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 45 (Page no: 262) Strawberry. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 46 (Page no: 266) Sunflower seed. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 47 (Page no: 270) Tomato. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 48 (Page no: 275) Watermelon. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.
Chapter: 49 (Page no: 278) Priorities in technology development, research and education. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S. Mayer, D. F.