The biggest crops grown in Europe don't depend upon insect pollination; wheat, for example, is wind-pollinated
. Other parts of the world are starting to see the impacts of the loss of pollinators: In parts of China, they now hand-pollinate their apple and pear trees because they don't have enough bees left to do it.
But there are ways to reduce the allergens: | LOSE THE LAWN GRASSES ARE AMONG THE MAIN CAUSES, AS THEY'RE WIND-POLlinated
. DECKING, GRAVEL OR pa ving may be the answer.
Because sweetcorn is wind-pollinated
, you need to plant it in blocks rather than rows.
Hay fever is only caused by wind-pollinated
plants, like grasses, trees and weeds.
plants don't need insects to move pollen to where it needs to go.
As insect pollinators, bees broaden our diets beyond meats and wind-pollinated
Because corn is wind-pollinated
and is so diverse in characteristics, whenever you plant corn and wish to produce ears and seed that are true to type and that will breed true, you need to pay some attention to the physical layout of your plots and their relative locations.
Plantains exhibit the transition from the insect-pollinated to wind-pollinated
flowers (Preston et al., 2011) and unusually fast evolution (Ronsted et al., 2002; Cho et al., 2004): for 5.5 million years, this group produce hundreds of species and colonized of all continents including Antarctic.
Some wait for insects to come and pollinate them, while other plants need to be wind-pollinated
- and it is this brigade that cause hay fever.
However, brassicas (such as broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts) are not wind-pollinated
In the first region people live among fields of wind-pollinated
crops, whereas the second region is miles away from those fields.