Proper pollination of a tomato flower is the most critical process related to fruit set, yield, and quality. Poorly pollinated flowers never become premium fruit, no matter how perfect a climate the grower creates. Pollination therefore deserves the utmost attention. Many aspects need to be considered for good pollination. Pollinating insects, the strength of plants, and environmental conditions all play an important role. It is crucial to recognize the direct and longer-term impact of hot climate conditions affecting both the plants/flowers and pollinating insects such as bumblebees.
Download the white paper to learn about the impact of climate (temperature, radiation, humidity) on plants, pollination and bumblebees. Moreover, read a summary of actions to protect both plants and pollinators in high temperatures.