Pollination is an elemental natural function that secures the reproduction of a large number of seed plants. In Finland, economically important species that require pollination include fruit and berry garden plants and some cultivated plants such as oilseed rape, turnip rape and tomatoes.

Some cultivated plants are capable of self-pollination, but insect pollination improves the quality of their crops. In nature, wild berries also require pollination. Both the yield and quality of wild berries is regulated by pollination. Because of the popularity of berry picking, the success of pollination has repercussions also on recreation.

Insects are the only real pollinator group in Finland (in more southern countires also bats and birds engage in pollination). Especially bumblebees are needed for pollination, but in agriculture pollination is aided by farming honeys bees near the fields.



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