Counting the costs (and benefits) of pollination: Planting native vegetation for productive crops

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GFAR’s Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor is set to undertake economic research as part of a new project aiming to help farmers and growers design and implement native plantings to support bee and other insect populations needed to pollinate their crops and orchards.

We want to understand the price farmers are prepared to pay for pollination and how pollination benefits from native vegetation are bundled together with other benefits such as biodiversity conservation and carbon storage. Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor, Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide.

To learn more about the project, which is the first of its type in Australia, click here.

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