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v. pol·li·nat·ed, pol·li·nat·ing, pol·li·nates
1. To transfer pollen from an anther of an angiosperm to (a stigma, flower, or plant).
2. To transfer pollen from a microsporangium of a gymnosperm to (an ovule, cone, or plant).

[New Latin pollen, pollin-, pollen (from Latin, fine flour) + -ate.]

pol′li·na′tion n.
pol′li·na′tor n.
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Noun1.pollinator - an insect that carries pollen from one flower to anotherpollinator - an insect that carries pollen from one flower to another
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
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[ˈpɒlɪneɪtəʳ] N (Zool) → polinizador(a) m/f
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at the Mariposa Meander Pollinator Garden in Woodstock.
"This work should sound an alarm for policymakers who need to think about how they are going to protect and foster pollinator populations that can support the growing need for the services they provide to crops that require pollination," said David Inouye, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Maryland and a co-author of the research paper.
Researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia, have cataloged every pollinator protection policy enacted by state governments from 2000-17.
In 2000, the CBD established the International Pollinator Initiative as a cross-cutting initiative to promote coordinated action worldwide to monitor pollinator decline, its causes and its impact on pollination services; address the lack of taxonomic information on pollinators; assess the economic value of pollination and the economic impact of the decline of pollination services; and promote the conservation and the restoration and sustainable use of pollinator diversity in agriculture and related ecosystems.
Moreover, pollinators affect 35 per cent of global agricultural land that support production of 87 of the leading food crops.Hence, improving pollinator density and diversity boosts crop yields.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Many insect pollinator species are disappearing from areas of Great Britain, a new study has found.
Providing technical expertise is the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BCT), which is monitoring pollinator populations across all six farms.
The vaccine, developed by a team at Helsinki University in Finland, works by giving bees resistance to fight off severe microbial diseases that can be fatal for pollinator communities.
A third of all world agricultural production depends on pollinator services, beekeepers say, while "one of the three fruit bites we take daily and the image of beautiful flowers in the fields is the result of pollinators (bees, butterflies, beetles and other insects)."
Under a pair of measures, both of which passed the Senate Environment Committee on Thursday by a 4-0 vote, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture would provide tax credits to businesses that develop qualified pollinator habitats for species such as honeybees.