pollinator

 

 Pollinators:  In the Backyard & On the Back Forty

June 10-11, 2015- Jumer’s Rock Island, IL

Visit qcpollinatorconference.org to register.

Speakers include:
John Phipps, U.S. Farm Report Commentator
Mary Berenbaum, PhD, Ept. of Entomology, Univ. of Illinois

Topics:

  • Plant-pollinator relationships
  • Pollinator decline
  • Designing pollinator support plantings
  • Land Conservation Practices
  • Pollinator-friendly landscapes in ag & urban settings

Who Should Attend:

  • Agricultural community
  • Municipal, state and federal government employees
  • Landowners
  • Beekeepers
  • Educators

Background:
Pollinators are necessary to ensure our food supply.  Of the 100 crops that make up 90% of the global food supply, 71 are dependent on bees.  Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year in the U.S.