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An electric pollinator for tomatoes

Cottrell-Dormer, W. (1945) An electric pollinator for tomatoes. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 2 (3). pp. 157-169.



The instrument is especially of value in hybridization studies, since it can readily be sterilized and enables pollen to be collected from a number of varieties in different localities for use where desired. It is thought that the instrument could be used in the commercial production of F1 hybrids, since it greatly reduces the time required to effect a cross and is not affected by ordinary winds. Though designed for use with tomatoes, the instrument can be used in its present form for collecting pollen from other flowers, and, where necessary, could readily be modified.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Science > Biology > Reproduction
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Live Archive:03 Jun 2024 02:28
Last Modified:12 Jun 2024 03:59

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