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In a new study, a team of entomologists and horticulturalists at the University of Wyoming found that planting several species of specialty cut flowers in “high tunnel” shelters attracted a wide variety of pollinating insects, which they say could be a potential boon to nearby crops as well as a source of supplemental income to growers. The experiments showed that insects visited the flowers inside the structures, which have sides that can be rolled up in good weather to open access to flowers. The structures also protect plants from high winds, frost, and large swings in temperature from day to night, common in high-altitude locations like Laramie, Wyoming. (Photo by Samantha Nobes)

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