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
Courtesy of Thomas Dudek and Heidi Wollaeger, Michigan State University Extension. Please direct questions about the conference to Heidi Wollaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org).