2006
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-84042006000200008
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Abstract: ABSTRACT -(Nectar and pollen production in pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.)). Cucurbitaceae species depend on pollination by honey bees for fruit production. The overall objective of this work was to evaluate the potential of C. pepo for pollen and nectar production, that could help maintain colonies placed in the field. Plants of pumpkin were cultivated in field, in 1996 and 1997. Before anthesis, male flowers were covered to prevent visits by bees and other insects. After anthesis the flowers were uncovered and …

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