Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/214525
Title:
Experimental Use of Beescent® to Influence Honey Bee Visitation to Watermelon
Author:
Loper, Gerald M.
Issue Date:
Dec-1992
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Vegetable Report
Abstract:
A commercial product called Beescent® containing a mixture of chemicals including chemicals used by honey bees as pheromones, was applied to watermelons in early bloom on Aug. 15, 1991. Honey bee visitation to treated, 18-row plots, were significantly higher than to untreated for only 2 days, the day of treatment and the next day. Watermelon yields were not effected. The daily high temperatures reached 86-88 °F, so that most of the chemical had volatilized away by the end of the first day.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Vegetables -- Arizona; Watermelon -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
Series P-93; 370093

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleExperimental Use of Beescent® to Influence Honey Bee Visitation to Watermelonen_US
dc.contributor.authorLoper, Gerald M.en_US
dc.date.issued1992-12-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalVegetable Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractA commercial product called Beescent® containing a mixture of chemicals including chemicals used by honey bees as pheromones, was applied to watermelons in early bloom on Aug. 15, 1991. Honey bee visitation to treated, 18-row plots, were significantly higher than to untreated for only 2 days, the day of treatment and the next day. Watermelon yields were not effected. The daily high temperatures reached 86-88 °F, so that most of the chemical had volatilized away by the end of the first day.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectVegetables -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectWatermelon -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/214525-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-93en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370093en_US
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