Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation.

  title={Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation.},
  author={Samantha J. Forbes and T. Northfield},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={27 3},
  • Samantha J. Forbes, T. Northfield
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
  • The unique benefits of wild pollinators to the productivity of agricultural crops have become increasingly recognized in recent decades. [...] Key Result The addition of cacao fruit husks increased the number of fruits per tree and along with hand pollination treatments, increased final yields indicating a promotion of the pollination ecosystem service provided by the specialist pollinators, midges. We also found that cacao fruit husk addition increased the densities of two predator groups, spiders and skinks…Expand Abstract
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