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Effect of pollinating insects on seed yield in seed production of onion (Allium cepa L.)

Effect of pollinating insects on seed yield in seed production of onion (Allium cepa L.)

RDA Journal of Horticulture Science I 40(2): 27-30

The effects of 2 pollinating insects, honey bee (Apis mellifera) and fly (Lucilia caesar), placed in a net house during flowering, on seed yield of onions were investigated during 1994-95. Flies were the most frequent pollinators. Rates of seed set were high in 1994: 64.1% seed set for fly-pollinated onions and 62.7% seed set for honey bee-pollinated onions, compared with 60.8% for open field pollination.

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