Improving Pollination in the Southwest: Testing the on farm feasibility of establishing and managing the carpenter bee for multiple crop farming systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $32,150.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $6,000.00
Region: Western
State: Arizona
Principal Investigator:
Jim Donovan
Native Seeds SEARCH/University of Arizona

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: tobacco, herbs, ornamentals


  • Crop Production: intercropping
  • Education and Training: display, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, wildlife
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.