A recent study conducted by researchers at Cornell University has found that humidity plays an equal role as aroma in attracting pollinators to a plant. The research advances basic biology and could lead to new opportunities for agriculture. The study was conducted by exposing bumblebees to different levels of humidity and aroma, and the results showed that they were equally important in attracting pollinators. This discovery could help farmers to develop plants with better pollination success rates. The researchers believe that this study could also have wider implications for understanding how plants attract other types of visitors, such as herbivores and predators.
Today: December 4, 2023