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In search of the best pollinators for canola (Brassica napus L.) production in Pakistan
The single visit efficiency in terms of the number of seeds per pod revealed that Apis dorsata, A. florea, and Halictus sp.
Impact of different herbicides on broadleaf weeds and yield of wheat.
Studies were carried out to evaluate the efficacy of different post emergence herbicides on weeds in wheat crop at Adaptive Research Farm, Karor (district Layyah), Thal Desert, Pakistan under…
In Search of the Best Native Pollinators for Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) Pollination in Multan, Pakistan
Five major pollinators were tested for their single-visit efficacy, showing that A. dorsata was the most effective pollinator, along with A. florea and Eristalinus laetus.
Exploring the best native pollinators for pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) production in Punjab, Pakistan.
Con conserving and enhancing these bee species may boost pumpkin production in Pakistan by improving the pollinator diversity and efficiency.
Life cycle and biology of mango bark beetle, Hypocryphalus mangiferae (Stebbing), a possible vector of mango sudden death disease in Pakistan.
The activity of Hypocryphalus mangiferae, Stebbing (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) was observed in mango orchards with the help of trap tree logs and its biology was studied in the laboratory. H. mangiferae…
Assessing indigenous and local knowledge of farmers about pollination services in cucurbit agro-ecosystem of Punjab, Pakistan
Pollination of Grewia asiatica (Malvaceae) by Megachile cephalotes (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Male vs. Female Pollination
Female M. cephalotes are suggested as the efficient pollinators of G. asiatica in terms of it reproductive success and post-harvest parameters.
Effect of temporal data aggregation on the perceived structure of a quantitative plant–floral visitor network
Avoiding data aggregation not only gives a more realistic depiction of the dynamic nature of plant–visitor community networks, but also avoids biasing network metrics and, consequently, their expected response to disturbances such as the loss of species.
Yearlong association of Apis dorsata and Apis florea with flowering plants: planted forest vs. agricultural landscape
The current study may serve as a baseline to track the degradation in ecosystem service of cross pollination and making new conservation strategies at local scale while future research should focus on tempo-spatial variations in foraging preferences, floral constancy and effect of foraging competition on crop pollination in different ecological regions of Pakistan.