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Benefits from bee pollination in broad-acre crops

Categories: Farm Innovation & technology, Cropping

Danny LeFeuvre from Australian Bee Services and Bill Long from Ag Consulting Co. discuss the benefits of bee pollination in broad-acre crops and how this has impacted on farmer attitudes to pest management. Canola and bean yields have been increased by 30% whilst lupin yields have been increased by 15%. Understanding the value of bees and other pollinating insects has led to the introduction of integrated pest management practices on farms, reducing the use of pesticides.

Source: AgExcellence

 

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