Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation.

@article{Forbes2017IncreasedPH,
  title={Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation.},
  author={Samantha J. Forbes and Tobin D. Northfield},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          887-899
        }
}
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
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