|Decreasing Pesticide Impacts to Pollinators: Best Management Practices and FieldWatch (General)
In the spirit of National Pollinator Week, June 18 - 24, producers, bee keepers and pesticide applicators are reminded of best management practices to minimize negative impacts to pollinators when using pesticides. The value of insect pollinated crops in the US ranges from $18 to $27 billion annually, however insect pollinator numbers have been decreasing worldwide. One of the components of pollinator decline is pesticide use, not only on agricultural land, but also in urban areas. This alert discusses best management practices and a new tool applicators, beekeepers and producers can use to decrease pollinator impacts, specifically to bees.
Alert Period: 05/08/2018 - 07/25/2018
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp