Vol 6 No 3 (2000)
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Nectar production and pollination in peach

Published June 6, 2000
J. Nyéki
Debrecen University, Centre of Agricultural Sciences, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138
Z. Szabó
Debrecen University, Centre of Agricultural Sciences, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138
P. Benedek
West Hungarian University, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, H-9201 Mosonmagyaróvár
L. Szalay
Szent István Univ., Faculty of Hortic., Dept. of Pomology, H-1118 Budapest, Villányi út 35-43
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Nyéki, J., Szabó, Z., Benedek, P., & Szalay, L. (2000). Nectar production and pollination in peach. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 6(3), 123-126. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/6/3/113

Abstract

Observations were made at two growing sites, Siófok and Szatymaz, in the years 1998 and 1999, on 16 peach varieties. The production of nectar was measured, the foraging behaviour of bees, fruit set and the effect of exclusion of bee visits for different periods were observed systematically.

Production of nectar confirmed earlier data, 9.09 mg per flower in average. There was large variation due to variety and date of observation. Bee visits were relatively abundant. At favourable weather, 1 to 30 visits/flower/day occurred in the average. Artificial hand pollination increased fruit set, substantially. Open pollination yielded superior fruit set than self pollination, without bees. Supplementary bee pollination can be regarded to be beneficial to peach production as well.

 

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