Studying Strawberry Pollination

— Written By Hannah Burrack
en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Our laboratory is excited to begin a new project aimed at answering several questions about pollination ecology in strawberries.These questions are:

  1. What insects pollinate commercially grown strawberries in the southeast
  2. How are insect pollinators affected by pest management practices?
  3. How are  insect pollinators affected by the landscape surrounding strawberry farms?
  4. How do managed honey bees and wild bees interact in strawberries?

We have put together several new resources as we begin this project. See Strawberry Pollination Basics for information on how strawberries are pollinated and the potential importance of insect pollinators. Our early field work has allowed us to start identifying some of the insects pollinating strawberries in the southeast, as described in this article. Finally, we have summarized what we know so far about the factors that may positively or negatively impact wild bees present on strawberry farms.

Look for more as we get started on this project this fall!

More information