There has been an increasing focus on pollinators lately, but the Pollinator Partnership has been working on pollinator health issues for the past 18 years with a diverse set of partners.
Partnership executive director Laurie Davies Adams was on a panel focused on keeping pollinators safe during ASTA CSS in Chicago this week providing an update on the organization’s latest activities. “This is an issue that concerns all of us,” said Adams. “It’s critical to food production, food security, food sustainability, but also ecosystems … we need to work together on this.”
Adams says the partnership formed the Corn Dust Research Consortium with stakeholder groups to focus specifically on research in corn and honeybees and develop management techniques for the industry. In it’s second year now, she says they have already come up with 37 different recommendations for different groups from farmers and ranchers to chemical companies.
Learn more in this interview: Interview with Laurie Davies Adams, Pollinator Partnership
2014 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo photo album