BALANCING PEST MANAGEMENT and POLLINATOR HEALTH

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Balancing the need to manage agricultural pests with pollinator health is dependent on cooperation between beekeepers, farmers and pesticide applicators. This course outlines the importance of honey bees honey bee decline, and discusses some pollinator myths. Finally, the strategies required to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers and applicators is discussed.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

•  Gain an understanding of the issues surrounding pollinator importance, decline and health.

•  Tailor a management strategy that addresses the cooperation between farmers, beekeepers,
    and applicators.

 

Lesson 1

Habitat Loss
Pesticides
Diseases
Parasites

Lesson 2

U.S. Agricultural Needs
Best Practices to Protect Bees
Farmer-Beekeeper Partnering

Lesson 3

Reducing Bee Poisoning
Science Policy Field Tour
Row Crops as Major Honey Sources
Value of Pollination

Lesson 4

Pragmatic Beekeeper
Pragmatic Farmer
Aerial Applicators
Mechanical Control

Final Assessment

 

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