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Effect of interactions between heat stress and insect pollination on faba bean (Vicia faba L.) yield production

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We exposed potted faba bean plants to heat stress for 5 days during floral development and anthesis. Temperature treatments were representative of heat waves projected in the UK for the period 2021-2050 and onwards. Following temperature treatments, plants were distributed in flight cages and either pollinated by domesticated Bombus terrestris colonies or received no insect pollination. The dataset contains various measurements taken from experimental faba bean (Vicia faba L.) plants over three years of experiments conducted at the University of Reading Plant Environment Laboratory (latitude 51 27’ N, longitude 00 56’ W) in controlled environment chambers and insect pollination cages. All measurements were conducted once plants had reached senescence. For the experimental rationale and methodology, please see J. Bishop, et al., Insect pollination reduces yield loss following heat stress in faba bean (Vicia faba L.). Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2015.12.007.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Bishop, Jacob
Contributors: Jones, Hannah, Lukac, Martin, Potts, Simon
Rights-holders: Jacob Bishop
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Date: 2016
Data last accessed: 16 October 2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17864/1947.16
Metadata Record URL: http://researchdata.reading.ac.uk/id/eprint/16
Organisational units: Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division > Centre for Agri-environmental Research (CAER)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division > Crops Research Group
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: Faba bean, heat stress, pollination, climate change, yield stability, yield variability
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