Role of insect pollinators and pollinizers in arid and semi-arid horticultural crops

  • S M Haldhar
  • R Kumar
  • D K Samadia
  • B Singh
  • H Singh

Abstract

Pollinators and pollinizers play pivotal role in pollination of arid and semi-arid horticultural crop species for sustaining the crop diversity and production systems. Many horticultural crops such as ber, aonla, pomegranate, phalsa, fig, jamun, citrus, bael, khejri, cucurbits, field beans etc. require insect pollinators for efficient pollination) to gain the higher yield. The pollinators and pollinizers increase quantitative and qualitative traits of horticultural crop produce. The present paper provides comprehensive information on the role of native as well as managed pollinators in the arid and semi-arid horticultural crop production. It is necessary to understand the importance of pollinators and pollinizers species richness or diversity in their natural habitat and role in crop improvement. The pollination with honeybees, knowledge about pollinizers, pollinator’s management and artificial pollination are major horticultural inventions to enhance the yield and quality in horticultural crops, since they are highly cross pollinated crops, and promote beekeeping industry to produce good quality honey.

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2018-06-15
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HALDHAR, S M et al. Role of insect pollinators and pollinizers in arid and semi-arid horticultural crops. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, [S.l.], v. 5, p. 1-25, june 2018. ISSN 2456-9410. Available at: <https://journals.saaer.org.in/index.php/jae/article/view/99>. Date accessed: 02 aug. 2021.
Keywords
Pollinator, pollinizers, honey bee, arid and semi-arid horticultural crops

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