The OSU Pollinator Health Research and Extension program focuses on designing, developing, implanting, and evaluating a state-wide pollinator health program. The focus of the program is not restricted to the Oregon’s four managed pollinator species (honey bees, alfalfa leafcutter bees, orchard mason bees and alkali bees) but also to the state’s rich endowment of wild species.
The program is currently working on:
Thank you, Oregon for taking these steps to protect pollinators!
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Link to OSU Entomology Program.
Dr. Dave Smitley is a professor and researcher at Michigan State University. He works with the turf grass and nursery industries to deal with emerging pest problems, and the greenhouse industry to grow plants in ways that are safe around pollinators. In this episode we talk about practical tips as well as national initiatives to… Continue reading
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Mike Burgett is the Emeritus Professor of Entomology at OSU, where he has taught since 1974. He has conducted a huge amount of work on apiculture research, including a survey of beekeepers and growers in the Pacific Northwest of the US, which is our main topic for today. Today well discuss pollination markets as they… Continue reading
Dr. David Lowenstein is a post-doc researcher at Oregon State Universitys Department of Horticulture. Today we talk about Dr. Lowenstein’s fascinating research on urban pollinators during his time in Chicago. In this episode we discuss biodiversity in a city, what property owners can do to attract pollinators, and the unique challenges of urban bee research.… Continue reading
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Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Utah, Dr. Joseph Wilson has coauthored a marvelous book called The Bees in Your Backyard. We discuss the book in detail in the interview, including how to tell bees apart from other insects, common bee myths, and more. Dr. Wilson has conducted research on evolution and ecology… Continue reading
Todays episode is all about getting the public involved in surveying and identifying different species of bees. Dr Elaine Evans is our guest. Shes the new Extensions Educator working on bee conservation at University of Minnesota. Dr. Evans has been working on education and advocacy for native pollinators for a long time, and is the… Continue reading
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