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Studies on Visitation Pattern of Honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and its Impact on the Yield and Oil Contents of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Seed in Peshawar Valley, Pakistan

Studies on Visitation Pattern of Honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and its Impact on the Yield and Oil Contents of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Seed in Peshawar Valley, Pakistan

Fazal Said1,Mian Inayatullah2 and Hussain Ali3*

1Department of Agriculture Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
2Department of Entomology, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
3Entomology Section, Agriculture Research Institute, Tarnab, Peshawar, Pakistan

*        Corresponding author: hussaintanha@yahoo.com

Fig 1

Comparison of visitation pattern of Apis mellifera and Apis florea during spring and fall 2012-13.

Fig 2

Impact of honybees on (A) yield/ha and oil contents (B) of sunflower during 2012-13.

Percent Increase
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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 50, Iss. 3, Pages 799-1198

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