Annual cover crops for managed and wild bees: Optimal plant mixtures depend on pollinator enhancement goals

Agricultural intensification and landscape simplification have reducedflowering plant abundance and diversity worldwide, with subsequent negative effects on pollinators. To mitigate these effects, research and conservation have focused on incorporating flowering plants into agricultural landscapes through on-farm natural areas or flowering crops. However, while cover crops provide numerous agroecosystem services, they have received little attention for their role in providing floral resources for pollinators.

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