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pollination

the transfer of pollen from male to female reproductive organs in higher plants, for example, microsporangium to ovule in GYMNOSPERMS, and anther to stigma in ANGIOSPERMS. In flowering plants the flowers show a strong link between structure and the method of pollination (see ANEMOPHILY, ENTOMOPHILY).

Many angiosperms carry out CROSS-POLLINATION. Some of these types, such as brassicas, have SELF-INCOMPATIBILITY systems to prevent self-pollination. Self-pollination, however, is common in certain plants, such as groundsel or chickweed.

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Then the bees are brought north to pollinate the apple orchards of Eastern Washington.
Workers get on top of trees with a long brush to pollinate flowers.
But with piece of mind that even the Pope hand pollinates, it's about time we showed you how to do it properly.
They are self-pollinating so you can grow single trees, but, as they blossom before many insects appear, it's wise to hand pollinate them as well.
Some wait for insects to come and pollinate them, while other plants need to be wind-pollinated - and it is this brigade that cause hay fever.
There is now an app for that frequent question thanks to Pollinate, which was the winner of Hack the Kitchen, a "hackathon" designed and sponsored by Camden, N.
One of the interested thing has been recorded in post ripening stage of the non-pollinated Nur Aseel that it has deposited the highest amount of Ca and least amount of the Na as compared to remaining pollinate and non- pollinated date fruit cultivars.
So it has been a question about how they attract insects to pollinate their flowers.
Today, millions of bees are needed, every year, to pollinate orchards and fields.
pollinate To transfer pollen from an anther to the stigma of a flower.
They hire beekeepers to bring in bees to pollinate the crops.