Pollination bags – Wikipedia

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Pollination bags - Wikipedia

Pollination baggage, typically referred to as crossing baggage, isolation baggage or exclusion baggage, are containers made of varied completely different supplies for the aim of controlling pollination for vegetation.

Pollination Baggage[edit]

Pollination baggage are designed to suit properly over the inflorescence or particular person flowers of a plant kind. The scale, form and energy of bag ought to be certain that there isn’t any contact with flowers to keep away from improvement of illnesses and bodily hindrances in seed improvement. The scale of bag will range with the scale of inflorescence to be lined. Pollination baggage could also be 2D or 3D. The 3D baggage have a gusset for growth to keep away from contact between the plant and the bag. Generally pollination baggage might have a window to permit examination of inflorescence with out eradicating the bag. Baggage with a flap over the window, when offered, protects from sturdy daylight.

Most pollination baggage are produced by basic paper bag producers which have branched out into offering pollination bag provides. Such baggage might not go well with to the wants of plant breeders of various crops. Some firms corresponding to PBS Worldwide UK, Del Star (Delnet) Applied sciences (Delnet baggage) and Focus Packaging manufacture personalized baggage of various qualities for particular person wants. Modifications in baggage have been made that enable pollen assortment with out opening the bag so as minimise contamination. These baggage have provision on one facet that permits attachment of a plastic tube through which pollen might be collected after shaking the bag. Baggage for feminine flowers typically have nozzles for introducing the pollen with none want for them to open.

Plant breeders have typically confronted an issue of opening of baggage on the seams. Glued seams don’t maintain lengthy underneath variable climate situations frequented with rains. Pollination tents are additionally used for managed pollination.

Sort of pollination baggage[edit]

Bagged rice panicles in paper baggage
  • Kraft paper: Pollination baggage utilized in Sorghum and maize are constructed from sturdy Kraft paper. These baggage multi-layered sturdy brown paper however might be broken by rains and birds to some extent.
  • Canvas: They’re fabricated from pure cotton fibre baggage that are sturdy however appeal to moisture in rains. Additionally they appeal to micro organism attributable to excessive cellulose content material. Nevertheless, they’re breathable and washable.
  • Glassine: They’re fabricated from glazed paper and in addition referred to as butter paper baggage. They’re water repellent sorts however might be broken by excessive winds and birds. These are utilized in wheat and barley. Focus Packaging produces this kind of baggage.

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  • Plastic/polyethylene: Generically it contains many kind of supplies. It might have clear exhausting plastic or bread kind mushy baggage. Polyethylene nylon kind when flash spun is powerful and used as protecting clothes. Non-woven from hybrid course of can be produced. These baggage degenerate in mild and air doesn’t cross by way of them however water is repelled.
  • Polyester: Non-woven polyester pollination baggage are sometimes utilized in plant breeding programmes related to forestry, fruit breeding and a few wind pollinated crops. They’re additionally used the place sturdiness is important. PBS Worldwide specialises in these product sorts.
  • Tyvek: Dupont Firm produces non-woven polyethylene which might be transformed into bag. This material is used as a moist proofing membrane, envelopes and protecting clothes amongst different issues. A majority of these baggage are sturdy however not as breathable as others.
  • Micro-mesh or micro-perforated material: Polypropylene non-woven melted and pressed supplies which is breathable and waterproof. These baggage have micro-perforations to permit the plant to breathe and can be found in various sizes and gap patterns. The pore dimension might range in response to the density of the pressed fibres. Normally the perforated tough facet is exterior in order to not harm the vegetation. These baggage are utilized in forestry and grasses.
  • Organza Sachets: typically present in a celebration provide retailer or part are an affordable various utilized by house gardeners.

Plant breeders have been utilizing pollination baggage fabricated from a variety of supplies corresponding to: brown paper (Pickering, 1977);[1] glassine (Foster, 1968;[2] Tsangarakis and Fleming, 1968[3]), polythene (Tsangarakis and Fleming, 1968;[3] Smith and Mehlenbacher, 1994[4]) ), plastic (Schertz and Clark,1967;[5] Smith and Mehlenbacher, 1994[4]), butter paper (Dahiya and Jatsara, 1979[6]), cellophane (Jensen, 1976;[7] Subrahmanyam, 1977[8]), paraffin paper (Shigenobu and Sakamoto, 1977[9]), pergamyn or parchment (Jensen, 1976;[7] Corridor, 1954[10]), plastic (Cooper et al., 1978;[11] Krus, 1974[12]), polythene (Keller,1945;[13] Martin and Chapman, 1977[14]), polyester ( McAdam, et al.,1987;[15] Hata et al., 1995[16]). Different supplies which have been reported to have useful impact on seed manufacturing, embrace terylene (Foster, 1968[2]) and Kraft paper baggage (Wells, 1962;[17] Smith and Mehlenbacher, 1994)). Others (Smith and Mehlenbacher, 1994;[4]) have used paper baggage and variation of spun polyethylene baggage that are constructed from spun-bond polyethylene fibre sheet designed and marketed as a vapour barrier for residential constructing development (Tyvek House- wrap, DuPont Corp., Wilmington DE); material baggage of polyester, cotton muslin and nylon materials (Neal and Anderson, 2004[18]); and polyester micromesh material (Nel and J van Staden, 2013;[19] Vogel et al., 2014[20]).

Traits of pollination baggage[edit]

Good pollination baggage are these which have a lot of the following properties:

  • Sufficient energy in opposition to abrasions and tearing by wind, rain storms and birds within the open discipline or water spray within the glasshouse.
  • Extremely efficient barrier to pollen grains with pores smaller than the scale of pollen.
  • Permit daylight penetration for continuation of photosynthetic exercise inside the bag. Nevertheless, the fabric ought to be UV steady.
  • Moisture and air ought to be capable of cross by way of the bag. There ought to be sufficient aeration that ought to not let temperature rise drastically.
  • Rainwater mustn’t gather within the bag and rain mustn’t deteriorate the standard of bag. The bag ought to dry out shortly after the rain.
  • Fungal illness mustn’t develop inside the bag. This may outcome from the mixed impact of ambient situations for moisture, aeration and temperature upkeep within the bag.
  • A superb bag ought to enable ambient micro-environment inside it for the event of sturdy and wholesome seeds that can mirror in larger yield and seed viability for wholesome seedlings that can guarantee early institution within the discipline.
  • The baggage ought to be foldable and versatile for straightforward transport and administration throughout operations.


A patent for the design of pollination baggage for hybridisation in corn within the US was granted to Inform and Des Moines in 1985.[21] The design permits growth of baggage to stay on the shoot throughout excessive winds and let the shoot develop inside it. The duvet is clear to allow employees to watch developmental phases. The duvet materials is vapour permeable to stop undesirable condensation from destroying transparency and to discourage the expansion of mildew, fungus and micro organism.
Nevertheless, baggage have been patented for safeguarding the fruit, greens and small vegetation by Kollath and Huffman (2000).[22] These baggage are fabricated from perforated supplies passing daylight, water and air however having perforations small enough to exclude bugs. Guthrie (1988)[23] patented bag for processing fruit or greens particularly the apple fruit.

See additionally[edit]


  1. ^ Pickering, R. A., 1977. Manufacturing of doubled haploid barley. Rep. Welsh PI. Breed. Stn for 1976, pp. 61-63.
  2. ^ a b Foster, C. A., 1968. Ryegrass hybridisation: the impact of synthetic isolation supplies on seed yield and floral setting. Euphytica 17: 102-109.
  3. ^ a b Tsangarakis, C. Z. & A. A. Fleming, 1968. Polyethylene versus glassine shoot baggage in pollination of corn (Zea mays L.). Crop Sci., 8(1): 126-128. doi:10.2135/cropsci1968.0011183X000800010043x
  4. ^ a b c Smith, D.C. & S.A. Mehlenbacher, 1994. Use of Tyvek Housewrap for Pollination Baggage in Breeding Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.). HortScience 29(8):918. 1994.
  5. ^ Schertz, Ok.F. & L.E. Clark, 1967. Controlling dehiscence with plastic baggage for hand crosses in sorghum. Crop Sci., 7 (5): 540-542.
  6. ^ Dahiya, B. N. & D. S. Jatsara, 1979. A speedy technique of handcrossing barley. Indian J. agric. Sci. 49: 915-917.
  7. ^ a b Jensen, C. J., 1976. Barley monoploids and doubled monoploids: strategies and expertise. In: Barley Genetics III, pp. 316-345. Proc. third Int. Barley Genetics Syrup. 1975.
  8. ^ Subrahmanyam, N. C., 1977. Haploidy from Hordeum interspecific crosses. I. Polyhaploids of H. parodii and H. procerum. Theor. Appl. Genet. 49:209 217.
  9. ^ Shigenobu, T. & S. Sakamoto, 1977. Manufacturing of a polyhaploid plant of Aegilops crassa (6x) pollinated by Hordeum bulbosum. Japan J. Genetics 52:39%401.
  10. ^ Corridor, O., 1954. Hybridization of wheat and rye after embryo transplantation. Hereditas 40: 453-458.
  11. ^ Cooper, Ok. V., J. E. Dale, A. F. Dyer, R. L. Lynz & J. T. Walker, 1978. Early improvement of hybrids between barley and rye. Proc. eighth Eucarpia Congress, Madrid, Spain, 1977. pp. 275-283.
  12. ^ Kruse, A., 1974. Hordeum x Agropyrum hybrids. Hereditas 78:291-294.
  13. ^ Keller, W., 1945. An analysis of kraft and parchment paper baggage for the management of pollination in grasses. J. Am. Soc. Agron. 37: 902-909.
  14. ^ Martin, A. & V. Chapman, 1977. A hybrid between Hordeum chilense and Tritieum aestivum. Cereal Res. Comm. 5: 365-368.
  15. ^ McAdam, N. J., J. Senior & M.D. Hayward, 1987. Testing the Effectivity of Pollination Bag Supplies. Plant Breeding, 98: 178–180. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0523.1987.tb01113.x
  16. ^ Hata, T.Y., A.H. Hara, B.Ok.S. HU, R.T. Kaneko, V.L. Tenbrink, 1995. Excluding pests from pink ginger flowers with pesticides and pollinating, polyester, or polyethylene baggage. J. Financial Entomology 88 (2):393-397.
  17. ^ Wells, D. G., 1962. Notes on the hybridization of wheat and barley. Crop Sci. 2: 172178.
  18. ^ Neal, P.R. & G.J. Anderson, 2004. Does the `Previous Bag’ Make a Good `Wind Bag’?: Comparability of 4 Materials Generally Used as Exclusion Baggage in Research of Pollination and Reproductive Biology. Annals of Botany 93: 603±607, 2004. doi:10.1093/aob/mch068, obtainable on-line at www.aob.oupjournals.org
  19. ^ Nel, A. & J van Staden, 2013. Micro-fibre pollination baggage and excessive viability Pinus patula pollen improve cone survival and seed set throughout managed pollination South African Journal of Botany, 69(4): 469–475
  20. ^ Vogel, Ok. P., G. Saratha & R. B. Mitchell (2014) Micromesh Cloth Pollination Baggage for Switchgrass. Vol. 54 No. 4, p. 1621-1623. doi:10.2135/cropsci2013.09.0647
  21. ^ Joseph M. Inform and West Des Moines. 1985. Pollinating bag. United States Patent Quantity 4,554,761 dated Nov., 26, 1985 by Carpenter Paper Firm.
  22. ^ Richard C. Kollath and Richard I. Huffman. 2000. Plant safety bag. United States Patent Quantity 6,023,881 dated Feb. 15, 2000.
  23. ^ David W. Guthrie. 1988. Bag for processing fruit or greens. United States Patent Quantity 4,741,909 dated Might 3, 1988.

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