Editor: Kelly Sprute October 6, 2021
Making a Distinction
Honey bee on an almond flower, courtesy of Adobe Inventory.
Researchers Search for Methods to Increase Bee-Pleasant Practices
Almonds are massive enterprise in California, which grows 80 % of the world’s crop with a price of $5.62 billion. To get these almonds to develop, farmers want bees to pollinate their crop. And bee populations have been struggling sharp declines in recent times, a part of a sample of widespread lack of pollinator variety and abundance.
Now a College of Oregon (UO) biologist and a former UO postdoctoral fellow have seemed for methods to incentivize almond growers to undertake bee-friendly practices, akin to planting cowl crops, adopting everlasting pollinator habitat and adopting finest administration practices for bees.
The paper by Jennie Durant and Lauren Ponisio was printed within the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Meals Methods this summer time. Durant was a postdoctoral fellow on the UO with the Nationwide Institute of Meals and Agriculture after they carried out the examine. For extra data, learn this College of Oregon article