The OSU Pollinator Health Program focuses on designing, developing, implanting, and evaluating a state-wide pollinator health strategy; The Oregon Bee Project. The focus of the Oregon Bee Project 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. Over the coming months we will be working with partners to develop the Oregon Bee Project website with other state agency partners to provide a round-up of tools for pollinators in Oregon.
The program is currently working on:
Thank you, Oregon for taking these steps to protect pollinators!
See calendar events. Post your own educational events focused on pollinator health.
Link to OSU Entomology Program.
Oregon and Florida may seem miles apart, but the role of bees in both states has remarkable parallels. This week Dr.Rachel MallingerUniversity of Florida talks about blueberry pollination, bees in forest systems and interests of gardeners around bees in the Sunshine State.Dr.Mallinger is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University… Continue reading
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Watermelons are hard notoriously to pollinate. But pollination is not their only problem; they can also experience reduced yield from pest damage. This week we hear fromJacob Pecenka, a PhD candidate at Purdue Universtity, from who tells us about the trade-offs from managing pests and loosing pollination and how Integrated Pest Management can provide an… Continue reading
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There has been a lot of demand for nursery plants that are good for pollinators, but also confusion on whether these plants have been grown using practices that minimize impacts to pollinators. This week we hear fromSharon Selvaggio, Program Director at Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP), about a pilot study (conducted along with… Continue reading
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To mark 100 episodes of PolliNation we have assembled the dedicated faculty from OSU to answer your questions: Lincoln Best (Taxonomist, Oregon Bee Atlas), Dr. Sandra DeBano (OSU Terrestrial Invertebrate Ecology Lab, Hermiston), Jennifer Holt (Oregon Master Beekeepers, Oregon Bee Project, Oregon Bee Atlas) Dr. Gail Langellotto (OSU Master Gardeners and Garden Ecology Lab), Dr.… Continue reading
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Adam Allington in a reporter with Bloomberg Environment in Washington DC. He covers environmental issues including pesticides and chemicals. Prior to coming to Bloomberg he spent more than ten years working in public radio.Over the course of one year, Adam, along with environment reporters David Schultz and Tiffany Stecker traveled to all corners of the… Continue reading