July 29, 2020

Wild bee decline threatens major US crops: study

Paris (AFP) – Wild bees are worth some $1.5 billion to key fruit and vegetable crops in North America, according to new research that warned declines in these pollinators threatens the productivity of economically important agriculture. The study, which had funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, comes as evidence of steep drops in insect populations worldwide prompts fears of dire consequences for crop pollination and natural food chains.Researchers from several US and Canadian universities looked at seven major fruit, vegetable and nut crops that are dependent on pollinatio…

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