Yield Booster


Blueberry FARMERS 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.


Down to Earth June, 2014