Benefits of Bee Pollination in Broad-acre Crops

Danny LeFeuvre from Australian Bee Services and Bill Long from Ag Consulting Co. discuss the benefits of bee pollination in broad-acre crops and how this has impacted on farmer attitudes to pest management.

Canola and bean yields have been increased by 30% whilst lupin yields have been increased by 15%. Understanding the value of bees and other pollinating insects has led to the introduction of integrated pest management practices on farms, reducing the use of pesticides.

This work has been supported by the Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group with funding from Caring for Our Country and GRDC. This is another video supported by the Social Media in Agriculture project funded by Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative.