Effects of Soil Quality Enhancement on Pollinator-Plant Interactions
Effect of soil treatment on pollinator responses to cucumber plants in field assays. Two-way choice in 2008 and 2009 included CF (potting soil plus Osmocote 14-14-14 at the label rate) and VC (potting soil plus 33% vermicompost) treatments. Four way choice field assays in 2010 included CF, VC, NF (potting soil without fertilizer), and VCEQ (potting soil plus slow release fertilizer with equivalent NPK as those provided by vermicompost) treatments. Values represent means ± SE from 11, 14 and 8 replicates for each season respectively. Means within rows followed by the same superscript letter are not significantly different (Tukey’s mean separation test, ).