Vegetable pesticide series: Should I use it during bloom?
The wide diversity of vegetable crops means there is a diversity of pollination requirements. In some vegetables, pollination is key to high yields, while in others there is little need for pollination for the marketable part of the crop. Growers producing a mix of vegetables will likely have crops that fall at different points in the gradient of pollination requirements. This is complicated by sequential planting, season extension tools, cover crops and field rotations, all of which can contribute to long bloom periods and multiple critical periods when pollination is needed. View the entire article on the Michigan State University Extension website.