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Record number 501304
Title Bees and bumblebees useful for crop protection as well as pollinating : handy 'air quality detectors' pick up bacteria and fungal spores
Author(s) Steen, Sjef van der
Source Bees and bumblebees useful for crop protection as well as pollinating : handy 'air quality detectors'pick up bacteria and fungal spores, In greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers 5(2016)1, blz. 28-29, 2016-01-15, M. Arkesteijn,
Department(s) PRI Bioint Entomology & Disease Management
Publication type Media appearance
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) horticulture - greenhouse horticulture - apidae - bombus - pollination - plant protection - plant health - antagonism - air quality - agricultural research - flowers
Categories Horticulture / Hymenoptera / Plant and Crop Protection (General)

Bees and bumblebees are, thanks to their build and behaviour, good pollinators. But they have additional potential. They are also useful for disease control by transferring antagonistic microorganisms and for retrieving information about diseases in the fields. An important aspect for all these tasks is: How do we keep them working under the ‘new’ growing conditions in the greenhouse?

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