Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/214155
Title:
Hybrid Onion Seed Trial, 1987
Author:
Hagler, J. R.
Issue Date:
May-1988
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Vegetable Report
Abstract:
Successful seed production of open pollinated onion (Allium cepa L.) is difficult in Arizona. Providing adequate pollen transfer by honey bees (Apis mellifera) to ensure adequate seed set is a problem often encountered. Honey bees discriminate between onion cultivars. Onion flowers appear to be less attractive to honey bees than flowers of most competing plants. Bees may neglect the crop, particularly if another highly attractive plant species is in bloom. This honey bee discrimination has led to poor onion seed yields. This report compares seed production among five onion cultivars in Tucson, Arizona.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Vegetables -- Arizona; Onion -- Arizona; Onion -- Variety trial
Series/Report no.:
Series P-73; 370073

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleHybrid Onion Seed Trial, 1987en_US
dc.contributor.authorHagler, J. R.en_US
dc.date.issued1988-05-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalVegetable Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractSuccessful seed production of open pollinated onion (Allium cepa L.) is difficult in Arizona. Providing adequate pollen transfer by honey bees (Apis mellifera) to ensure adequate seed set is a problem often encountered. Honey bees discriminate between onion cultivars. Onion flowers appear to be less attractive to honey bees than flowers of most competing plants. Bees may neglect the crop, particularly if another highly attractive plant species is in bloom. This honey bee discrimination has led to poor onion seed yields. This report compares seed production among five onion cultivars in Tucson, Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectVegetables -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectOnion -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectOnion -- Variety trialen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/214155-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-73en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370073en_US
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