Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2020, Page: 120-124
The Role of Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Pollination in Enhancing Seed Yield and Yield Related Parameters of Coriandrum sativum L
Bekele Tesfaye, Oromia Agriculture Research Institute (OARI), Sinana Agriculture Research Center (SARC), Bale-Robe, Ethiopia
Temaro Gelgelu, Oromia Agriculture Research Institute (OARI), Sinana Agriculture Research Center (SARC), Bale-Robe, Ethiopia
Wondimu Lelisa, Oromia Agriculture Research Institute (OARI), Sinana Agriculture Research Center (SARC), Bale-Robe, Ethiopia
Received: Nov. 17, 2020;       Accepted: Nov. 27, 2020;       Published: Dec. 22, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jenr.20200904.13      View  41      Downloads  35
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) is one of the most important annual spice and medicinal herbplant. It is an open pollinated crop and honeybees are effective pollinators for open pollinated crops because of a lot of nectar and pollens are available on the flowers of Coriandrum sativum. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of honeybees pollination on Coriandrum sativum seed yield and yield related parameters at Sinana Agricultural Research center at on-station. The study had three experiment; these includes plots caged with honeybees (T1), plots caged without honeybees (T2) and open pollinated plots (T3). All collected data were analyzed using One-way-Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). There were no significant different (P>0.05) on Date of blooming, Date of flowering,, Primary and secondary branches among the three treatments. Whereas, there were a significant difference (P<0.05) on Flowering period, shading time, Number of capsule, Thousand kernel weight and total seed yield per hector. The result also revealed that about 29.70% of seed yield advantage of Coriandrum sativum pollinated by honeybees over control/un pollinated by any insect. From this result it was concluded that visits of honeybees at flowering time of Coriandrum sativum have very helpful in increasing seed yield and yield related components of this crop.
Honeybees, Pollination, Coriandrum sativum L, Yield
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Bekele Tesfaye, Temaro Gelgelu, Wondimu Lelisa, The Role of Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Pollination in Enhancing Seed Yield and Yield Related Parameters of Coriandrum sativum L, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Vol. 9, No. 4, 2020, pp. 120-124. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.20200904.13
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