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It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.

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Bee Research 
Researchers at the UT Institute of Agriculture are exploring reasons behind the decline of the honeybee population, including how agricutural pesticides might affect these beneficial insects.


Recent Publications

A Pollination Toolbox for Wild Blueberry Growers Drummond, F, C. Collum, S. Hanes, M. E. Wilson, J. A. Skinner, and J. Collins.  2015.  American Blueberry Researchers and Extension Workers Proceedings.

Using nonmetric multidimensional scaling to analyze bee visitation in East Tennessee crops as an indicator of pollination services provided by honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) and native bees Wilson, M. E., J. A. Skinner, A. L. Wszelaki, and F. Drummond.  2015.  Environmental Entomology.

Evaluating Pollination Ecology of the Endangered Pityopsis ruthii (Small) Small (Asteraceae).  Philip Moore  2014.  M.S. Thesis.

Four Aspects of Dogwood Pollination: Insect Visitation, A Novel Approach to Identify Pollen, Floral Volatile Emission and Tracking Parentage.  Paul Rhoades  2011.  Thesis for M.S. in Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Evaluating pollination biology of Cornus florida and C. kousa (Cornaceae: Cornales).  Rhoades, P. R., W. E. Klingeman, R. N. Trigiano, and J. A. Skinner.  2011.  Kansas Entomological Soc 84(4): 285-297.

Bee Visitation to Crops and other Flowers Planted as Bee Food.  Wilson, M. E.  2011.  Thesis for the M.S. in Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Honeybee-mediated Controlled Pollinations in Cornus florida and C. kousa Intra- and Interspecific Crosses.  Wadl, Phillip, A., J. A. Skinner, John R. Dunlap, Sandra M. Reed, Timothy A. Rinehart, V. R. Pantalone, and R. N. Trigiano.  2009.  Hort. Sci. 44:1527-1533.