Growing Bee-Friendly Plants

Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Walnut Room, Nazareth Complex, 3299 Gull Rd, Nazareth MI 49074 (Kalamazoo County Extension Office)
Contact: Heidi Wollaeger, 269-384-8010, wollaege@anr.msu.edu

Are you concerned about all of the media hype around pollinator health or buyer restrictions on growing plants without neonicotinoids? Do you want to ensure that the plants you produce will be bee-friendly? Dr. Dave Smitley will share his research results from recent studies on the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on bumblebees and share best management practices in order to grow bee-friendly plants. Topics to be covered: Overview of neonicotinoid and bee issue Biorational products Alternatives to neonicotinoids Biological control as an alternative pest management practice Bee-friendly insecticides Safe use of systemic drenches New products available Best management practices for producing bee-friendly plants

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