Yield booster

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can achieve bet­ter yields just by en­sur­ing that the plant gets vis­ited by dif­fer­ent bee species. In North Carolina, US, it was found that ex­po­sure to each additional bee species re­sulted in an in­crease of $311 worth of yield per acre (or 0.4 hectare). The ben­e­fit for each species was cal­cu­lated to be $1.42 mil­lion worth of additional yield a year in the state. Bees can be at­tracted by plant­ing na­tive, flow­er­ing plants near blue­berry fields. PLoSONE, May9

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