The role of wild pollinators enhancing the sustainable productivity and quality of arabica coffee in agroforestry

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Wissarut Sukhaket
Phawini Khetnon
Duangthip Kantha
Kanungnid Busarakam

Abstract

Crop, coffee, productivity and quality, in this study, was conducted at Ban Khun Lao, Chiang Rai Province and investigated the impact of pollination services.  The different pollinations were compared between autogamy, wind pollination, and open pollination on various parameters following: fertilisation ratio, fruit set, cherry weight, ripening uniformity. Among these, open pollination was recorded at the significantly highest results. Data on weight of green beans and total yield exhibited clearly that open pollination were heavier than on wind pollination and autogamy. In addition, the taste and aroma of given coffee from open pollination were honey, caramelised and jasmine which navigated mostly to the sweet and floral. These results indicated that the community and diversity of insect pollinators had the dramatic effectiveness toward the productivity and quality of arabica coffee in organic-agroforestry.

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Wissarut Sukhaket, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research

Lamtakong Research Station, Expert centre of Innovative agriculture

Phawini Khetnon, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research

Lamtakong Research Station, Expert centre of Innovative agriculture

Duangthip Kantha, Kasetsart University, Kampheangsean Campus

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture

Kanungnid Busarakam, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research

Biodiversity Research Centre

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