Experts to present webinar series on crop pollination

The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollination of their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable, and nut crops? What farm management practices can growers use to support bees and the crop pollination they provide?

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Experts in crop pollination working under the Integrated Crop Pollination Project will present on the topics below and will report on their recent research in this project as part of a webinar series titled: 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. (Katharina Ullmann, PhD- National Crop Pollination Specialist)

Flyer for webinar series

These webinars will all be 45-60 minutes long, with time for questions and discussion with the presenter afterwards. Registered attendees will receive a link to the slides and a recording afterwards.

The register, click on the link for each webinar that you are interested in attending.

January 24

2 pm EST: Ensuring almond pollination (Theresa Pitts-Singer, USDA-ARS and Utah State University)

January 31

2 pm EST: Pollinating highbush blueberries: bees bring bigger berries (Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University)

February 14

2 pm EST: Pollinating apples and cherries east of the Rockies (Julianna Wilson, Michigan State University)

February 28

2 pm EST: On-farm pollinator benefits for watermelon pollination (Neal Williams, University of California, Davis)

March 21

2 pm EST: Ensuring pumpkin pollination (Shelby Fleischer, Pennsylvania State University)

March 28

2 pm EST: How to manage solitary orchard bees for crop pollination (Theresa Pitts-Singer, USDA-ARS and Utah State University)


If you just can’t get enough webinars, check out the USU IPM Winter Webinar Series starting January 26th. 

Winter Webinar