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ABEMALLA Pollination Mesh

ABEMALLA® Pollination Mesh. Trap bees to focus on your crop. Woven mesh for pollination control.

Using the ABEMALLA® bee mesh is a good method to improve the pollination efficiency of plants.

The ABEMALLA® pollination mesh is a weave of round monofilaments made of virgin polyethylene.

It is applied to the openings of greenhouses or directly over the plants to prevent bees from leaving, maximizing the pollination result.

Our mesh ensures durability, thanks to its special anti-UV stabilization treatment.

At the same time, it is very flexible and fits any structure. It also promotes the passage of air and light.

 Designed for direct application on trees

Tear-resistant

Air and light flow

Customizable dimensions

The pollination process through bees.

With Abemalla, you can enhance the pollination process.

Pollen transport can be carried out through three fundamental vectors: wind, water, and animals.

In the latter case, pollen transport relies on pollinating animals, among which are bees. The flowers of plants often have bright colors with showy inflorescences. They emit scents and have adaptations that facilitate contact with the reproductive organs of animals.

Many are equipped with nectars, tissues, or specialized organs that produce nectar.

Depending on the type of pollination, there is a different production of growth hormone regulators. Bee-assisted pollination has the most positive impact on crop yield.

The pollination mesh creates an ideal environment for bees.
The pollination mesh creates an ideal environment for bees.

Bees are often placed to optimize pollination in protected environments. To prevent them from wandering outside the greenhouse structure, it is recommended to use the pollination mesh.

Bags for Natural Pollination

There are also practical Natural Pollination Bags available which allow sunlight and water penetration while protecting from adverse seasonal weather. It is recommended to place them over the flower and tie them at the bottom. When the time is right for pollination, the bags can be easily opened. After manual pollination, the bag is closed with a simple tie or clip.

The ABEMALLA® pollination mesh increases productivity by promoting insect-mediated pollination.

Increased pollination improves the quality of crops.
Increased pollination improves the quality of crops.

Bee pollination enhances the quality, shelf life, and commercial value of the harvest.

Bee pollination contributes to a third of global crop production. In fact, over 75% of the 115 leading crop species worldwide rely on, or at least benefit from, animal pollination. On the other hand, wind and self-pollination are sufficient for only 28 crop species.

Recent studies have shown that bee pollination improves the yield of most crop species.

Bee pollination enhances the quality of fruit, the quantity, and market value compared to pollination due to wind and self-pollination.

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The pollination effect improves the quality of the plant and the fruit.

Bee-pollinated fruits are heavier, have fewer deformities, and achieve higher commercial grades. They have a deeper red color and a reduced sugar-acid ratio. Additionally, they are firmer. As a result, their shelf life is extended, reducing fruit loss by at least 11%.

The findings from a strawberry crop study may be transferable to a wide range of crops. It demonstrates that bee pollination is a vital and economically significant factor determining fruit quality. Impacts on crop quantity, quality, shelf life, and market value were assessed.

The ABEMALLA® pollination mesh boosts productivity by promoting insect-mediated pollination.

Influence of bee pollination on commercial value: greater fruit weight and grade.

Bee pollination has resulted in strawberries with the highest commercial value. On average, bee pollination increases commercial value per fruit by 38.6% compared to wind pollination and 54.3% compared to self-pollination.

The price and marketing of strawberries depend on the commercial grades of fruit quality (shape, size, and color). Deformities, in particular, are a common problem affecting the price and marketing of strawberries. Bee pollination reduces deformities, thus enhancing marketing for nearly all examined varieties. Compared to wind and self-pollination, bee pollination not only improves the shape of the fruit but also the fruit’s weight. Bee-pollinated fruits are on average 11.0% heavier than those pollinated by wind and 30.3% heavier than self-pollinated fruits.

Bee pollination has a strong impact on the shelf life of strawberries by enhancing their firmness. Firmness values of each treatment and variety correlate with shelf life, measured as the number of days until 50% of the fruits are lost due to surface decomposition and fungi. Overall, the increased firmness resulting from bee pollination potentially extends the shelf life of strawberry fruits. Hence, bee pollination represents a decrease of at least 11.0% in fruit losses during storage.

The ABEMALLA® pollination mesh facilitates and optimizes the pollination process by insects.

Higher post-harvest quality in crops pollinated with bees:

In most varieties, bee-pollinated fruits have a more intense red color compared to fruits resulting from wind and self-pollination. Hence, bee pollination results in bright fruits with a more intense red color.

In conclusion, the pollination of bees, mainly conducted by solitary wild bees, plays a key role in determining several characteristics – quantity and quality – of strawberry fruits. Bee-pollinated fruits show fewer deformities, greater fruit weight, and a longer shelf life. This implies higher commercial value and better post-harvest quality with a more intense red color and a lower acid-sugar ratio.

The findings of this study highlight the great importance of animal pollination.

Effect of bees on yield and fruit quality in strawberry cultivation:

Honey bee pollination increases fruiting, berry weight, and the percentage of well-formed berries. The exclusion of pollinating insects delays fruit maturity and causes a yield reduction.

References: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/piru_pubs/282/

References: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1775/20132440++

Cross-pollination, as opposed to self-pollination, increases fruit size and accelerates maturation in ‘Sharpblue’ blueberry cultivation.

Study of the effects of self-pollination and cross-pollination on fruit development in southern blueberries (mainly Vaccinium corymbosum L.)

Results: Cross-pollination increases fruit size by 14% and seed number by 27% but affects fruiting.

Cross-pollination increases the percentage of early-maturing fruit harvest by ≈140% and of premium market fruits (≥ 0.75 g) by 13%, and decreases the percentage of small fruits by 66%. As a result, a 43% increase in the initial premium harvest value results from optimizing cross-pollination.

The ABEMALLA® pollination mesh, by preventing pollinating insects from leaving, effectively controls the pollination process.

References: http://journal.ashspublications.org/content/116/5/770.short

Pollination of the Osmia Aglaia bee for cultivated red raspberries and blackberries (Rubus: Rosaceae)

The fruits are 30% larger compared to plants not pollinated by bees.

References: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/40/6/1705.short

Pollination mesh in coffee crops:

Yields in coffee crops increase with the diversity of bee pollinators.

The global decline in pollinators may negatively impact the set of fruits of wild and cultivated plants. This study shows that Coffea arabica production is highly variable and is related to bee pollination.

Bee pollination contributes to the well-being of cultivation and grants economic benefits to the producer, such as increased yield and better grain quality.

  Increased productivity with a higher number of grains per plant. Cross-pollination contributes to increasing productivity by between 20% and 25%,

   Increase in fruit and seed size and

 weight

  Better quality, taste, and aroma of the grain thanks to a higher concentration of sugars, or brix grades

Using plastic mesh systems for pest management is an alternative to chemical control means and favors the population of pollinators.

References:

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/270/1518/955.short

http://www.iica.int/es/prensa/noticias/la-apicultura-y-el-caf%C3%A9-una-combinaci%C3%B3n-estrat%C3%A9gica-para-reducir-los-efectos-del

https://revistaproagro.com/cual-es-la-relacion-entre-el-cafe-las-abejas-y-el-cambio-climatico/

http://www.unperiodico.unal.edu.co/dper/article/abejas-silvestres-mejoran-los-cafetales.html

The use of nets to protect crops from hail, wind, and birds is becoming increasingly popular among fruit producers.

We now offer a specific product to stimulate natural pollination.

The mesh should be installed so that the ends or sides can be easily lifted during flowering to aid pollination.

Bee pollination increases the quantity and quality of commercial crops.

Interactions between flowering plants and their pollinators are a key component of biodiversity. Pollination, especially by insects, is a key element in ecosystem functioning. It therefore constitutes an ecosystem service of global importance. Not only is the sexual reproduction of plants guaranteed, but yields are also stabilized, and genetic variability of crops is maintained. This counteracts inbreeding depression and facilitates system resistance.

A study on cotton and sesame crops in Burkina Faso shows the contribution of bee pollinators to the production of major commercial crops.

Pollination by wild bees significantly increases the quantity and quality of yield by an average of up to 62%.

On the contrary, the exclusion of pollinators causes an average yield gap of 37% in cotton and 59% in sesame.

Furthermore, self-pollination reveals inbreeding depression effects on fruiting and low germination rates.

References:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17970-2

The role of bees and pollinators for agriculture and human health:

Insect pollination of flowering plants is a process of great importance in terrestrial environments and provides vital ecosystem services for human well-being, such as crop production.

About 75% of agricultural crop species depend, to some extent, on animal pollination. About a third benefit from cross-pollination by developing a higher quantity and/or quality of fruit. Among other insects, bees are known as one of the world’s most important pollinator groups.

To meet the growing demand for food, agriculture has become much more intensive. Fertilizers, pesticides, and the development of new plant varieties have allowed farmers to increase the average yield of food.

Agriculture and human health depend on ecosystem services provided by wild organisms. Among them, bees and other pollinators to pollinate crops.

Modern agriculture threatens to eradicate pollinating organisms.

About 75% of all crop species require animal-mediated pollination. A third benefit from cross-pollination by producing a higher quantity and/or quality of fruit. Wild insects, including many species of wild bees, such as bumblebees, do most of the pollination of most crops.

Pollinator animals fly to our fields to pollinate crops from the surrounding wild areas. However, if there are no wild areas, or if crops are sprayed with insecticides, pollination will suffer, and yields will decrease.

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The pollination mesh improves the quality of crops by ensuring insects stay within the area.

Where crops are grown across vast fields, there aren’t enough insects for everyone. If insecticides are sprayed too frequently, vital pollinators cannot survive.

The practice of using pollination mesh aids in increasing populations of natural predators, decreasing the need for pesticides. Bees are trapped beneath the mesh and carry out the pollination process more efficiently.

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