Increase cucumber yield by protecting native pollinators Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP)
Wild bees, flies, wasps, butterflies and other wild pollinators provide 85% of the pollination services,but in such landscape they don’t find nectar and pollen to cover their needs during the whole year. They also do not have nesting material and sites, shelter against wind etc. Often, they are exposed to insecticides. Globally, more and more species go extinct and consequently farmers, nature and mankind lose their services.
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Title: Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) Creates High Incentives for Farmers for Pollinator Friendly Agriculture Author: Christmann, StefanieDate: 2017-09-21Type: PosterStatus: Open accessCurrently, environmental research on pollinator decline does not trigger broad protection of pollinators in particular in agricultural landscapes. Prevailing environmental recommen- dations, e.g. seeding wildflower strips ...
Title: Benefit more from faba bean production by protecting native pollinators. Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) Author: Christmann, StefanieDate: 2018-01-31Type: ManualStatus: Open accessThis field guide for farmers has been developed also for those with low education.
Title: Farming with alternative pollinators increases yields and incomes of cucumber and sour cherry Author: Christmann, StefanieDate: 2017-08-01Type: Journal ArticleStatus: Limited accessPollinator decline is acknowledged worldwide and constitutes a major subject of environmental research. Nevertheless, farmers’ efforts to protect pollinators in agricultural lands remain very limited, in particular if no ...