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Diversity of Pollinator Insects in Relation to Seed Set of Mustard (Brassica rapa L.: Cruciferae)


Pollinators provide key services to both natural and agricultural ecosystems. Agricultural productivity depends, in part, on pollinator populations from adjacent seminatural habitats. Here we analysed the diversity of pollinator insects and its effect to seed set of mustard (Brassica rapa) planted in agricultural ecosystem near the Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park, West Java. At least 19 species of insects pollinated the mustard, and three species, i.e. Apis cerana, Ceratina sp., and Apis dorsata showed a high abundance. The higher abundance and species richness of pollinators occurred at 08.30-10.30 am and the diversity was related to the number of flowering plants. Insect pollinations increased the number of pods, seeds per pod, seed weights per plant, and seed germination.
Tri Atmowidi - Personal Name
Damayanti Buchori - Personal Name
Purnama Hidayat - Personal Name
Bambang Suryobroto - Personal Name
Sjafrida Manuwoto - Personal Name
HAYATI Vol. 14 (4), 2007 : 155 - 161
HAYATI
ISSN: 1978-3019
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English
Indonesian Society for Biology and Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science
2007
Bogor Agricultual University
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