Effect of honeybee (Apis cerana indica) pollination on seedset and yield of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)

A RAHMAN, S RAHMAN

Abstract


An experiment was conducted during 1993-95 to investigate the effect of honeybee (Apis cerana indica) on seed set and yield of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum L.). Buckwheat spike/plant, seeds/spike. Percentage of filled seed and weight of grain were found to be higher in bee pollinated treatment over open and self pollination. There was signigicant difference in yield in bee pollinated treatment over open and without bee pollinated treatments. The foraging activity  of A. indica showed maximum number was recorded during 15.00 to 16.00 pm having 0.8 forager on the crop.

Keywords


buckwheat, Apis cerana indica, pollination effect

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