Tsvetelina Nikolova, Milena Yordanova, Vera Petrova
Faculty of Agronomy, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria
Nikolova, Ts., Yordanova, M., & Petrova, V. (2019). Influence of meteorological conditions on the production of nectar and pollen of Cucurbita pepo var. giromontia. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 25(2), 310–313
The influence of the climatic factors on the honey-producing potential of courgettes Cucurbita pepo var. giromontia was studied within the framework of the project “Investigation of the impact of biochar on soil fertility and agricultural crops development”. By conducting field experiments, the influence of abiotic factors (temperature, air humidity and rainfall) on the development of the plants was studied. The amount of nectar and pollen and the visit of the bees to the plants were determined. Incorporation of biochar in soil has generally been shown to be beneficial for growing crops.