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How does agroforestry help crop pollination?
Agroforestry practices can support native bees, honey bees, and other pollinators. Providing protection and habitat for pollinators can improve crop pollination.
Working Trees for Pollinators
Today, farms in the United States are larger and have less adjacent habitat to support bees. Yet, the need for pollinators in agricultural landscapes has never been greater. (6 pages)
Learn How You Can Use Agroforestry to Help Pollinators
The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. This issue of Inside Agroforestry highlights ways that agroforestry has supported pollinator conservation and management as well as efforts that have also served to educate the public.
Over one hundred crop species in North America require a visit from an insect pollinator to be most productive. Whether growing a hedgerow or windbreak, managing a riparian buffer, or farming near forests, agroforestry practices can increase the overall diversity of plants and physical structure in a landscape and, as a result, provide habitat for native pollinators. Agroforestry plantings have indirect benefits for crop pollination as well.
- Agroforestry: Sustaining Native Bee Habitat For Crop Pollination, Agroforestry Note #32, General #6
- Improving Forage For Native Bee Crop Pollinators, Agroforestry Note #33, General #7
- Enhancing Nest Sites For Native Bee Crop Pollinators, Agroforestry Note #34, General #8
- Pesticide Considerations For Native Bees In Agroforestry, Agroforestry Note #35, General #9
- Volume 23, Issue 2: Learn How You Can Use Agroforestry to Help Pollinators
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