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Insect Pollination of Cultivated Crops
« on: May 09, 2023, 07:58:07 pm »
https://www.dadant.com/catalog/sale/m00110-insect-pollination-of-cultivated-crops

I have this book and it is going out of print.  If you garden and want your bees to pollinate your crops or if you would like to establish pollination service to crop producers this book is very valuable.  It explains how to write a contract for your pollination services.  The crops are listed alphabetically and gives information on how many colonies to place per acre.  There is even detailed information on how many visits a honey bee needs to make for a specific blossom to be fully pollinated. (Watermelon requires 10 visits per blossom to be fully pollinated.)

Dadant has this book on clearance for $36.00.  I have seen is slowly disappear over the years.  So someday it will be out of print.  Keith Delaplane wrote something similar a while back and his is out of print.  Keith told me that it was hard to improve on SE McGregor's version.
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Re: Insect Pollination of Cultivated Crops
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2023, 08:38:13 am »
Thank you for this


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Re: Insect Pollination of Cultivated Crops
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2023, 10:12:26 am »
I got curious and found this downloadable PDF version for free.  https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/catalog/CAT76674944
I still prefer the physical book. 
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