Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference

The first national Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference is being hosted by Michigan State University Extension and North Carolina State University in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Oct. 12-14, 2015. We are pleased to announce the conference will feature seven keynote speakers: Dave Goulson, University of Sussex; Jane Memmott, University of Bristol; Dan Potter, University of Kentucky; Nigel Raine, University of Guelph; Kirsten Traynor, University of Maryland; and Rufus Isaacs and Kristin Getter, Michigan State University. The keynotes and 15 other internationally-recognized speakers will be addressing topics at five sessions of the conference:

  • Function of pollinators in the ornamental landscape
  • Threats to pollinators in the ornamental landscape
  • Pesticides and pollinators
  • Boots on the ground: Efforts, challenges and opportunities for protecting pollinators
  • Educating the public

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Courtesy of Thomas Dudek and Heidi Wollaeger, Michigan State University Extension. Please direct questions about the conference to Heidi Wollaeger (