John Free's great crop pollination book now on-line
Folks- The masterful book "Insect Pollination of Crops" has been
scanned and is on-line, searchable by crop, for all to use. However, you might not
locate it without the following guidance from Barbara Herren. For those
of you not familiar with the book, you will be amazed by the depth and
detail of coverage for even the most obscure crops.
It's at: www.internationalpollinatorsinitiative.org.
Once on this site, go to "Pollination Information Management System" link in the upper right.
From there, go to the second question,
# What is the current understanding of managing the pollination of a
You can then select a chapter, or enter a crop (common and scientific
names) in the search box to find a specific chapter.
We realise that there were some transcription errors in the conversion
over to a digital format, so my assistant, Dolores Boland, is reading the
entire book and making corrections to the pdfs, but this will take time to
complete. In the meantime, it is quite useable, even as is.
Herren, Barbara (AGPM) [mailto:Barbara.Herren@...]
James H. Cane
USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Lab
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA
tel: 435-797-3879 FAX: 435-797-0461
Gardening for Native Bees: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/plants-pollinators09.pdf
"The obscure takes time to see,
but the obvious takes longer"
Edward R. Murrow