Webinar: Protecting Pollinators

Webinar: July 11, 2013   2:00am-3:00pm EDT    /   11:00am-12:00pm PDT

All about supporting pollinator habitat and providing protection from pesticides.

Learn from this free public webinar on habitat conservation and farm practices to support beneficial pollinators, predators, and parasitoids. Sponsored by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center and The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and posted onwww.ConservationWebinars.net, the program highlights the importance of insects and other beneficial arthropods on farms and in ecosystems, and ways you can support them. 

The ConservationWebinar.net portal (http://www.conservationwebinars.net/) has many other wonderful conservation webinars available related to farming, forestry, wildlife,  and bioenergy. They can be viewed live when the programs are being presented or any time following the events (though it may take a few days for them to be posted).  

Continuing education credits (Certified Crop Advisor, Society of American Foresters, and The Wildlife Society) are available by taking a short quiz after viewing programs.

Pollinators and other beneficial insects help ensure healthy crop harvests. Participate in this webinar to learn how to support pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests (predators and parasitoids) by providing diverse habitat and protection from pesticides. This webinar highlights research showing how diverse habitat adjacent to cropland supports improved pollination and reduces pest pressure. Learn how to support beneficial insects (pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests) on farms.

Guest Moderator: Sudie Thomas, Wildlife Biologist, USDA NRCS South Carolina

Nancy Lee Adamson, Ph.D. 
Pollinator Conservation Specialist 

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center