Crop pollination webinar series offers advice from entomologists
Experts in crop pollination working under the Integrated Crop Pollination Project will present a series of webinars on "Ensuring Crop Pollination in US Specialty Crops."
January 19, 2017 - Author: Mallory Marienfeld
Experts in crop pollination working under the Integrated Crop Pollination Project will present a series of webinars on “Ensuring Crop Pollination in US Specialty Crops.” The webinar series will examine the role of wild bees, honey bees and other managed bees in supporting crop pollination and yield in almond, blueberry, tree fruit, pumpkin and watermelon.
Michigan State University entomologists Rufus Isaacs and Julianna Wilson will offer their expertise, with Isaacs hosting the Jan. 31 webinar on pollinating highbush blueberries, and Wilson hosting the Feb. 14 webinar on pollinating apples and cherries. The full list of webinars is as follows:
- Jan. 24: Ensuring almond pollination
- Jan. 31: Pollinating highbush blueberries: Bees bring bigger berries
- Feb. 14: Pollinating apples and cherries east of the Rockies
- Feb. 28: On-farm pollinator benefits for watermelon pollination
- March 21: Ensuring pumpkin pollination
- March 28: How to manage solitary orchard bees for crop pollination
For more information on this webinar series and for information on how to register, read the MSU Extension article, “Experts in crop pollination to present in webinar series.”