Flower sex expression and sex ratio predict fruitset in pumpkin

It is generally believed that pollinator deficiency is a cause for reduced fruitset in pumpkin and squash. Sinu and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. dissertation students in Central University of Kerala showed that flower sex ratio of field is a major predictor than pollinator visits for pollination in pumpkin in South India. The findings have been published in Scientia Horticulturae.