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Flower visitor, pod productivity and pod quality data from Moringa plantations with floral interventions and control

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These data include information on flower visitor abundance and species richness (30 different species of bees, flies, butterflies and moths were recorded on the whole), pod productivity (percentage of flowers that set fruit) and pod quality (length, diameter, seed number and weight) of moringa grown under different pollination treatments including pollinator exclusion (no visitation by insects), open pollination (visitation by insects) and supplementary pollination (hand pollinated) in plantations that are used as control, and in plantations with inter and border-cropping as floral interventions. Data were collected for Translating Research Opportunities to enhance Pollination benefits to economically Important Crops And improve Livelihoods (TROPICAL) project.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Dhandapani, Selva ORCID logoORCID:, Pakkirisamy, Manikandan, Rajaraman, Ranjith, Garratt, Michael ORCID logoORCID:, Potts, Simon ORCID logoORCID:, Raj, Rengalakshmi, Subramanian, Malarvannan and Senapathi, Deepa ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: University of Reading, UK, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2023
Data last accessed: 9 April 2024
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Organisational units: Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Sustainable Land Management
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, MS Swaminathan research Foundation (MSSRF), Reddiyarchatram Seed Growers Association (RSGA)
Keywords: moringa small-holders, flower visitors, pollination enhancement


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