Native bees to help pollinate squash and pumpkins

Issue Date: March 19, 2014
By Bob Johnson

Squash and pumpkin growers should enjoy better pollination if they avoid deep cultivation and plant fairly close to the previous year's squash or pumpkin fields. Tomato growers can significantly increase fruit set and tomato size if they have native pollinators. And hybrid onion seed growers are finding that the survival of their business may depend on management of the insecticides used to prevent thrips from infesting their fields with iris yellow spot virus.

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