The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are co-sponsoring the Pollinator Health and Safety Conference on Thursday, November 20th, to bring together farmers, beekeepers, entomologists, policy-makers and others interested in protecting pollinators. Register before October 31 and save $25:
Pollinator Health and Safety Conference
Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, ME
Thursday, November 20, 2014
8am – 4:30pm
State and national experts on pollinators, bee-keeping, and pesticides will share the latest scientific research on factors affecting pollinator health and best practices for their protection.
– Factors Affecting Bee Mortality In the US, John Skinner, Professor and Apiculture Specialist, University of Tennessee
– Factors Affecting Bee Mortality In Maine Agriculture, Tony Jadczak, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.
– Status of Native ME Pollinators, Frank Drummond, UMaine School of Biology and Ecology
– Risks of Pest Control Treatments For Lawns, Nancy Ostiguy, Penn State University, Department of Entomology
– Use Patterns for Neonicotinoids and Other Pesticides in Maine, Henry Jennings, Director Maine Board of Pesticides Control
– Best Management Practices For Pollinator Safety, David Epstein, USDA Office of Pest Management Policy
Register by October 31, 2014: $50/person. All registrations after October 31, 2014: $75/person. Deadline to register: November 14, 2014. Register online >
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Meghan Dill, [email protected] or 207.581.3878.
For more information: http://umaine.edu/agriculture/pollinator-conference/