Fruit set in melon breeding: Hand pollination found to be less effective than pollination by honeybees in experiments at Davis
California Agriculture 8(7):3-3.
Published July 01, 1954
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That field-grown Powdery Mildew Resistant Cantaloupe No. 45 drops fewer pollinated flowers when insect-pollinated than when hand-pollinated was confirmed in a recent comparative study of fruit set on thinned vines.