Pollinator Conservation


Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Clanton, AL

Published on June 6, 2017

August 9th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Alabama Power Clanton Conference Center
Clanton, Alabama

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist of the Xerces Society, for an overview on conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Bee Better Certification Webinar – Online

Published on May 30, 2017

June 20th, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
https://tilth.org/event/bee-better-certification-webinar/

Learn about Xerces’ new food and farming certification program, Bee Better Certified™. Bee Better rewards growers who conserve pollinators through habitat creation and pesticide reduction. Bee Better is suitable for farmers of all sizes. This webinar will cover the basics of Bee Better certification and describe the application process.

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Mississippi Native Wildflower and Pollinator Field Day – Coffeeville, MS

Published on May 11, 2017

June 22nd, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center
Coffeeville, MS

Join Nancy Adamson of the Xerces Society, and others for informative presentations on topics such as pollinators and food production, as well as activities such as wagon tours of wildflower and native grass fields, and presentations on wildflower planting and Mississippi wildflowers and other native and naturalized plants. Advanced registration is required by June 9th.

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Hedgerows for Pollinators – Hockessin, DE

Published on May 4, 2017

July 8th, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mt. Cuba Center
Hockessin, DE

Hedgerows are “living fences” that provide visual screens and windbreaks between neighbors. When composed of wildlife-friendly perennials, shrubs, and trees, they can provide shelter and food for a host of insects and animals and become a travel lane for migratory birds. Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society presents the steps in planning, site preparation, and planting a pollinator hedgerow on your property.

This class qualifies for the following professional credits: 3 APLD, 1 CNP credit with DNLA, ISA, and 3 NOFA AOLCP.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Annapolis, MD

Published on May 3, 2017

June 13th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Annapolis, MD

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Kelly Gill, Pollinator Conservation Specialist of the Xerces Society, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Jackson, TN

Published on April 18, 2017

June 5th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
West Tennessee Research & Education Center
Jackson, TN

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, PhD, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist, and Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, of the Xerces Society, as they overview conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Adell, WI

Published on April 13, 2017

August 18th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Heidel Family Dairy Farm
Adell, WI

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Northfield, MN

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August 3rd, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Open Hands Farm, Spring Wind Farm, and Little Hill berry Farm
Northfield, MN

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Ramsey, MN

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July 28th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Garden Farm
Ramsey, MN

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Monarch Habitat Field Days on Farms – Princeton, MN

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July 25th, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Uproot Farm
Princeton, MN

Join us for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and informational sessions about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. Topics covered include: site selection and site prep methods for native plantings, seed mix design, planting methods, and habitat management, native plant ID, evaluating and monitoring plant establishment, monarch biology and conservation, Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers, and Beyond monarchs: additional benefits of habitat to wildlife and humans.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Unity, ME

Published on March 29, 2017

July 23rd, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
MOFGA Common Ground Education Center
Unity, ME

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Jarrod Fowler, Pollinator Conservation & Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, as he overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Bloomfield, CT

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June 13th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
4-H Education Center at Auerfarm
Bloomfield, CT

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Jarrod Fowler, Pollinator Conservation & Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, as he overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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On-Farm Pollinator Habitat Benefits for Watermelon Pollination – Webinar

Published on January 20, 2017

February 28th, 2017
11:00 AM PST
https://learn.extension.org/events/2952

This webinar will provide an overview of strategies to promote pollinators within annual rotational croplands in California. The focus will be on recent advances to establish native wildflower plantings and how these can positively contribute to promoting bees and crop pollination. Although examples will primarily be for watermelon many aspects are likely to apply to row crops more generally. The webinar will include a discussion of pollination benefits and also consider potential benefits and risks associated with pest management.

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General Mills, NRCS and the Xerces Society Announce Multi-Year, $4 Million Investment in Pollinator Habitat

Published on November 30, 2016

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Mollie Wulff, General Mills; (763) 764-6340 ; mollie.wulff@genmills.com Kaveh Sadeghzadeh, NRCS; (202) 720-2182; Kaveh.sadeghzadeh@wdc.usda.gov Scott Black, Xerces Society, (503) 449-3792, scott.black@xerces.org   General Mills, NRCS and the Xerces Society Announce Multi-Year, $4 Million Investment in Pollinator Habitat Organizations share commitment to help pollinators prosper WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2016—General Mills, the Read more …


[VIDEO] Western Bumblebee no longer in Willamette Valley

Published on June 28, 2016

Though Oregon may be experiencing a population boom, there is at least one group that is no longer found anywhere in the Willamette Valley. The Western Bumblebee. “Western Bumblebee used to be one of the 3 most common species in Oregon,” said Sarina Jepsen of the Xerces Society in Portland. “It’s really declined dramatically and Read more …