The effect of nutrients and inflorescence damage by insects on fruit-set by Banksia spinulosa

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We examined the role of added macronutrients (N, P, and K) and prevention of damage to inflorescences (ovule/seed predation and rachis damage) by insects in determining levels of fruit-set in Banksia spinulosa at two sites in southeastern Australia. Insecticide application eliminated damage to developing inflorescences (primarily by the lepidopteran… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00378665

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