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Creating and Improving Pollinator Habitat on Your Farm
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3/9/2017
When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: Jones Auditorium, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street,
New Haven, Connecticut  06511
United States
Contact: Tracy Zarrillo
203-974-8473

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Creating and Improving Pollinator Habitat on Your Farm
March 9, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Jones Auditorium, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06511
What you will learn:
 The roles of wild bees and honey bees in pollinating fruit, vegetable, and seed crops
 What crop pollinators need to flourish on your farm
 How to assess your farm and the surrounding landscape to see if pollinators have what they need
 Several different options for creating or improving pollinator habitat on your farm
 Will pollinator habitat improve your yield? How much does it cost?
 Examples of pollinator habitats on farms
 Protecting pollinators and their habitats from pesticides
Sign up for technical help to assess and improve pollinator habitat on your farm!
Speakers:
Dr. Kimberly Stoner, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Eric Venturini and Dr. Aaron Hoshide, University of Maine
Emily May, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Virginia Keith, farmer at Blueberry Hill Organic Farm
Snow date and date for overflow if needed: March 10
Please register in advance so we can plan!
Contact Tracy Zarrillo: Tracy.Zarrillo@ct.gov or 203-974-8473. Cost $40 includes lunch and break (for those who register in advance). Cash or check, please (can’t take credit cards)
5.25 hours of Pesticide Recertification Credits
Supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the USDA

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