Re: [beemonitoring] Re: Plant skipping in a cropping system
- The color change in Lupinus (at least texensis) is age related and occurs with or without pollination (Schaall and Leverich, 1980 Southwestern Naturalist 25:280-282). Similar age related color changes occurs in many other plants so one needs to be careful about using color changes as an indication of pollination. The presumed "point" of the color change is topotential pollinators about unrewarding flowers, not necessarily previously pollinated ones.bestJackJohn L. Neff
Central Texas Melittological Institute
7307 Running Rope
Austin,TX 78731 USA
- Thank you everyone for your responses. I've never worked with crop pollination before, and really don't know much about watermelon other than it tastes good. I'll bring this information back to the grower, and we'll see what we can figure out.