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Friday, January 24 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Farming Practices to Support Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

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Beneficial insects provide crucial pollination and pest control services in farming systems. This session will explore the use of conservation practices that attract and sustain beneficials, such as insectary strips, cover crops, beetle banks, wildflower meadows, and hedgerows, among others. We will provide an overview of design and installation considerations - including site preparation and pesticide drift protection, as well as insight on how to access USDA financial and technical assistance to achieve your conservation goals.


Karin Jokela

Karin is a pollinator conservation planner based in southeast Minnesota. She partners with NRCS staff in Minnesota and Wisconsin to provide individual consulting to farmers on habitat restoration and pollinator-friendly farm management practices, and serves as an adviser to staff... Read More →

Friday January 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Royale Room