Effect of Beeflow on Highbush Blueberry Pollination in Northwest Washington
Adequate pollination is an essential step to sustain economically viable yields of high-quality blueberries. Highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) require insect-mediated pollination, which is largely provided by managed honey bees (Apis mellifera) that are rented by growers for pollination services.
The Washington State Soil Health Initiative (WaSHI), with support from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE), delivered SoilCon 2023 last week. Recording of talks are now available.