Urban Farmers Can ‘Bee’ a Friend to Pollinators
Gardening Dec 25, 2018
Three-fourths of the world’s flowering, Vegetables & Fruit plants depend on pollinators, such as bees, bats, beetles, and butterflies, to reproduce. More than 30 percent of the world’s food and flowering plants, including 130 fruits and vegetable plants, depend on insect pollination.
Terrace garden with fruits & vegetable requires pollination for better yields. Other than Honey bees, there are other several different pollinators which help in pollination and increase the yield and quality of fruits & vegetables.
Providing proper natural and cost effective Residence for the pollinators in your garden will help them to stay in your garden and help you with pollination. Using 15 cm Ipomoea sticks which is available at lakes, one can make small homes to many pollinators, in turn helps in better yield says Dr. Vijay Kumar K T, Assistant Professor, Dept of Apiculture, GKVK, UAS, Bangalore.