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Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan

November 8, 2022 - Author: <heckanar@msu.edu> & Meghan Milbrath

Last updated: March 2023

Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan - Pollinator Stewardship Resources

The Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan: Communication Strategies for Reducing Pesticide Risk for Managed Pollinators in Michigan discusses potential pesticide risks to managed pollinators in the state of Michigan and provides strategies to support pollinator health.

The Michigan Pollinator Protection Plan is led through Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and Michigan Pollinator Initiative. Visit MDARD's website and Michigan Pollinator Initiative's website for more information.

Michigan State University leads the National Managed Pollinator Protection Plans Working Group. The working group developed 2 online courses for pesticide applicators:

Managed Pollinator Protection Plan update from Michigan State University Extension, November 2022

For growers:

Resources for growers developed as part of Michigan's Managed Pollinator Protection Plan:

Additional resources from Michigan State University and partners:

For pesticide applicators:

  • Pollinator Protection for Pesticide Applicators online course: Upon course completion, certified pesticide applicators in Michigan can request 1 restricted use pesticide (RUP) credit (1A, 1B, 1C, 7A, Commercial Core or Private Core).
  • To request a presentation about pollinators at a pesticide credit recertification credit clinic, please contact Ana Heck.
  • MPI wrote an appendix for the Michigan Private and Commercial Applicator Core Manual so that people preparing for pesticide applicator certification can learn about pollinators, pollinator health, and ways to reduce pesticide exposure.
  • MSU leads the National Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group.

For the public:

Additional resources from Michigan State University:


Thank you to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for securing funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Michigan State University to implement strategies in the Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan.

This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no 2021-70006-35450] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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