Pollination "Bible" Now Online (fwd)

Lawrence F. London, Jr. london at sunsite.unc.edu
Wed Jun 3 00:10:40 EDT 1998


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On 25 May 1998 00:27:32 GMT, in alt.agriculture.fruit pollinator at aol.com
(Pollinator) wrote:

>    Didja Know?    -One bee hive is equivalent to about 300 man days for the
>pollination of cucumber fields.
>
>    This gem and a wealth of other information on pollination is available in
>McGregor's "Pollination Bible." Dr. McGregor's Insect Pollination of Cultivated
>Crop Plants is a tremendous reference work published by the USDA in 1976, and
>long out of print.
>
>    It has crop by crop summaries of all the pollination research to date. You
>can find major crops such as apples, oranges, watermelons and cucumbers, as
>well as more exotic ones like nutmeg, cherimoya, chestnuts, and lezpedeza.
>
>   "Bee Culture" magazine has provided the great service of making this work
>available on the internet (let's hear a round of applause for Editor Kim
>Flottom!).
>
>   You can spend many an hour browsing to learn about pollination, and when a
>question comes up, you can refer back to it.
>
>    Just remember that when the book was published, there were high populations
>of feral honeybees, which are mostly gone now. So the recommendations need to
>be updated, and probably should be much greater in hives per acre.
>
>    I used to think there would always be enough wild bees to supply gardeners
>and small acreage farmers. Today, I see lots of evidence of pollination failure
>in many gardens. So check out this work and learn about pollination.
>
>    I had hoped to complete this project myself, but balky OCR software and
>lack of time has prevented me from it. I expect to link to it on our page, but
>this event is too good to just do that quietly. I commend Editor Flottum.
>
>   Check it out at:
>http://airoot.com/beeculture/book/index.html
>
>
>Pollinator at aol.com     Dave Green  Hemingway, SC  USA
>The Pollination Scene:  http://users.aol.com/pollinator/polpage1.html
>
>Jan's Sweetness and Light Shop    (Varietal Honeys and Beeswax Candles)
>http://users.aol.com/SweetnessL/sweetlit.htm
>Pollinator at aol.com     Dave Green  Hemingway, SC  USA
>The Pollination Scene:  http://users.aol.com/pollinator/polpage1.html
>
>Jan's Sweetness and Light Shop    (Varietal Honeys and Beeswax Candles)
>http://users.aol.com/SweetnessL/sweetlit.htm



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