Management of the wild pollination service in sweet cherry

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
ecosystem services pollination wild bees Agroecology
Project description

This research project focusses on the pollination of sweet cherry by wild bees and other pollinators. First the added value of this natural pollination service for cherry cultivation in Belgium shall be studied. Then we will study how this natural pollination service can be applied in fruit cultivation in a sustainable and cost-efficient way. This will promote the rendability of agriculture and as well as the the biodiversity and the reputation of the sector