Jun 8, 2023
Celebrate Pollinator Week

Starting June 19, AmericanHort and Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) will be celebrating pollinators through webinars for the green industry.

The first webinar will focus on pollinator-friendly Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. Decline of several insect pollinators, including bees and butterflies have triggered a need for pest and plant management strategies that also prioritize protecting pollinators, or integrated pest and pollinator management (IPPM).

During this webinar, Adam Dale, University of Florida and Jaret Daniels, Florida Museum of Natural History, will discuss the importance of protecting pollinators, effects of insect pests on pollinators, and how pest management strategies can be tailored to reduce damaging pests while still protecting pollinators.

Register for this webinar here.

Don’t miss the other pollinator-related seminars in the following days to celebrate pollinators all week long!

Building a Better Monarch Butterfly Garden
June 20, 1 p.m., ET
Dr. Dan Potter; Professor of Entomology – Retired, University of Kentucky

Bees, Pesticides and Politics: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Landscapes
June 21, 1 p.m., ET
Dr. Dan Potter; Professor of Entomology – Retired, University of Kentucky

Pollinators, Plant Trials, and People: Discovering and Sharing the Best Pollinator Plants
June 22, 1 p.m., ET
Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden