Shaw, R.F.; Bullock, J.M.; Osborne, J.L.

Yield of winter-sown oilseed rape plants in relation to insect pollination

Yield data on winter sown oilseed rape plants, in relation to pollination by insects and in relation to the ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects. Data includes yield assessed for entire field, whole plant and within different parts of the plant (per raceme and per pod). These data can be linked to the related natural enemy data set and the pollinator data set collected as part of the Wessex BESS project, funded by the NERC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability research program.

Publication date: 2018-03-15

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This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Shaw, R.F.; Bullock, J.M.; Osborne, J.L. (2018). Yield of winter-sown oilseed rape plants in relation to insect pollination. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Garratt, M. P. D., Bishop, J., Degani, E., Potts, S. G., Shaw, R. F., Shi, A., & Roy, S. (2018). Insect pollination as an agronomic input: Strategies for oilseed rape production. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Provenance & quality

All people carrying out laboratory analysis were trained by and followed a set protocol in raceme and pod collection. A specific form was used for recording data in the lab and data were entered in MS Access database to prevent duplicates. The data were checked for anomalous entries.

Correspondence/contact details

Shaw, R.F.
University of Exeter


Shaw, R.F.
University of Exeter
Bullock, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Osborne, J.L.
University of Exeter

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid


Topic categories
Biota , Farming
BESS,  Brassica napus,  ecosystem services,  pest regulation,  pollination,  sustainable agriculture,  Wessex BESS,  yield
Habitats and Biotopes