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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Past and Present Management of Alfalfa Bees

Author
item Pitts Singer, Theresa

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 2007
Publication Date: August 14, 2008
Citation: Pitts Singer, T. 2008. Past and Present Management of Alfalfa Bees. Book Chapter. Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems. Oxford University Press

Interpretive Summary: This book chapter covers the history of alfalfa pollination by bees. The management of alkali bees and alfalfa leafcutting bees is described. Concerns surrounding the current and future use of these bee species as commercial pollinators are discussed.

Technical Abstract: This book chapter covers the history of alfalfa pollination by bees. The management of alkali bees, Nomia melanderi, and alfalfa leafcutting bees, Megachile rotundata, is described. Concerns surrounding the current and future use of these bee species as commercial pollinators are discussed.

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