Pollinators, both wild and managed, are an important part of our environment. With so much information in the news about pollinators, NYS IPM is providing current information on pollinator health and practical strategies for everyone to enhance pollinating insects and a forum for discussion on these topics.
A conference fee $25 will cover refreshments and lunch. To register, visit Protecting Pollinators: The New York Pollinator Conference and click on Credit Card Processing: Protecting Pollinators OR send a check to Pollinator Conference c/o Janet Garlick, NYS IPM, 630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Please make sure the name of the attendee(s) or the company name is on the check. Letters should be postmarked by September 18, 2015.
September 22, 2015, 8:30 – 4:00
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 12:00 State of Pollinators
- State of Knowledge on Health of Native and Managed Bee Species – Applied Research, Scott Mcart and Emma Mullen, Entomology Department, Cornell U.
- Other Insect Pollinators – Carmen Greenwood, Suny Cobleskill
- Adoption of Bee Friendly Policies on Government and Private Properties: Motivations, Expectations, and Results – Susan Kegley, Pesticide Research Institute, Inc.
- New York State Pollinator Task Force
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 Practical Applications for Pollinator Protection and Conservation – Success Stories
- Current Research on Ornamental Production Options – Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County
- Current Research on Wild Pollinators In Apple – Maria Vandyke, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
- Practical Applications – As a Landscaper – Laurie Broccolo, Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care, Rochester NY
- Practical Applications – As an Ornamental Producer – Mark Adams, Mark Adams Greenhouses, Adams Fairacre Farms
- Practical Applications – Using Mason Bees – Charles Mohr, Crown Bees
- Current Research on Pollinators and Strawberry Yield – Heather Connelly, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
- Practical Applications – As a Gardener – Jennifer Stengle, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Putnam County