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Valuing insect pollinators for UK apple production

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Data on the effectiveness of different pollinator taxa for apple pollination collected from flight cage manipulations record the effects of different numbers of floral visits by four pollinator species on fruit set and seed set in apples. Field data on flower visitation to different varieties of UK apple orchards in Kent are recorded as number of visits made by different pollinator taxa during transect walks or stationary observations. Data from experimental manipulations to determine the dependence on insect pollination of these apple varieties record fruit set, seed set and apple quality between open pollinated and pollinator-excluded treatments.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Garratt, Michael P D, Fountain, Michelle T, McKerchar, Megan, Webber, Sean M
Rights-holders: University of Reading, East Malling Research
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Date: 2016
Data last accessed: 15 December 2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17864/1947.50
Metadata Record URL: http://researchdata.reading.ac.uk/id/eprint/50
Organisational units: Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division > Centre for Agri-environmental Research (CAER)
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, University of Worcester, East Malling Research, Fruition PO Ltd, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, Waitrose Ltd, Avalon Produce Ltd
Keywords: pollination, apple, economic value, hoverfly, bumblebee, honeybee, solitary bee
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