Increase cucumber yield by protecting native pollinators: Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP)
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Stefanie Christmann, Moulay Chrif Smaili, Abdellah Benbya. (29/12/2016). Increase cucumber yield by protecting native pollinators: Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP). Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
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.