STOKES COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TO PRESENT PROGRAM ON PROTECTING POLLINATORS FROM PESTICIDES

Did you know that 1 of every 3 bites of food is made possible by the activity of pollinators? Did you know that pollinators are essential to the production of over 85 of our food crops? Did you know that while significant, honey bees are not the only important pollinator species?

To learn more about protecting pollinators join Stokes County Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent Randy Fulk for this informative presentation at the King Public Library on Thursday, November 21 at 2:00 PM.

This program will focus on using pesticides in a manner that helps protect pollinators by understanding their visitation habits; by learning to treat pesticides as a tool in a toolbox that includes many other pest control options; by learning which pesticides represent the biggest threat to pollinator populations and by matching pesticides with the target pest, minimizing the use of broad spectrum materials.

The program is for home gardeners, flower growers, farmers and anyone who uses pesticides.

The cost of the program is $5.

1 hour of pesticide credit in categories L, N, O, D and X will be offered.

Written By

Shawn SenterCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (336) 593-8179 Stokes County, North Carolina

Posted on Oct 14, 2013

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