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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 ORCID logoORCID:, Fountain, Michelle T ORCID logoORCID:, McKerchar, Megan and Webber, Sean M
Rights-holders: University of Reading, East Malling Research
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2016
Data last accessed: 19 May 2024
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division- DO NOT USE
Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Sustainable Land Management > 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
Data Availability: OPEN


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