Honeybees, Other Bees Put to the Test Pollinating Michigan Blueberries

A recent study by Michigan State University scientists showed that blueberry growers who plant wildflowers near their fields see an increase in their yields.

Why? Because the wildflowers supply shelter and food to support bees and other insects that pitch in on the task of pollinating blueberries, a necessary step for berries to form.

Now, MSU entomology professor and Extension specialist Rufus Isaacs, who worked on that study, is heading up a larger study, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to determine other ways pollination can be optimized on blueberries and other crops as well…

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