Pollinator Health and Safety Conference, November 20

Bee-2-250x183The 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.

Tentative Schedule:
– 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
– Pesticide Risks, 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, meghan.dill@maine.edu or 207.581.3878.

For more information: http://umaine.edu/agriculture/pollinator-conference/

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