Pollinators

Bee on yellow flowers
Historical results for the national USDA NASS pollination survey are available at USDA.

2023 Cost of Pollination Survey Results

December 19, 2023
The survey was sent to 15,500 operations nationally and collected information on acres pollinated, colonies used, and dollars spent for a variety of different crops.

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Troy Anderson in university lab
A research team that included Husker entomologist Troy Anderson has discovered a potential breakthrough in combating the Varroa mite, a parasite whose spread of viruses can trigger catastrophic losses of honey bee colonies. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Research Boosts Honey Bee Protection Against Deadly Viruses

August 25, 2023
The research team, which includes Husker entomologist Troy Anderson, has identified a drug treatment that stimulates and dramatically strengthens honey bees’ immune systems.

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Bee on flower
FieldWatch covers all registered commercial apiary sites, vineyards, orchards, fruit and vegetable grow sites, nursery and Christmas tree production sites, and certified organic and transitional organic crops. To add your site onto FieldWatch, visit the link below.

Online Mapping Service Connects Specialty Crop Growers, Pesticide Applicators and Beekeepers to Protect Sensitive Crops, Pollinators

March 31, 2023
As the growing season quickly approaches, producers are reminded to use FieldWatch and DriftWatch to protect specialty crop acreage and apiaries, which number in the thousands across Nebraska.

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Bee on flower

Cost of Pollination Survey Results

January 13, 2023
The survey was sent to 16,000 operations nationally and collected information on acres pollinated, colonies used and dollars spent for a variety of different crops.

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Bee on flower

NDA Encourages Pesticide Applicators, Specialty Crop Growers and Beekeepers to Work Together to Protect Crops

April 19, 2022
The NDA encourages growers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators to make use of online mapping services such as DriftWatch to protect sensitive crops and pollinators from pesticides.

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Daren Redfearn in field
A new study led by Daren Redfearn, professor of agronomy and horticulture and forage systems specialist, is exploring whether a targeted restoration of perennial grasses amid cropland could bring about a variety of benefits. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Nebraska Research Studying Benefits of Grass Restoration Amid Cropland

February 9, 2022
The project will focus how a targeted restoration of perennial grasses amid cropland could bring about a variety of benefits, ranging from reduction in water and fertilizer use to expansion of wildlife habitat to encouragement of new bioenergy industry.

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John Wilson with bees
Nebraska Extension Educator John Wilson will show pollinator friendly landscaping and pollinator plantings in CRP at the Aug. 18 Pollinator Field Day at Tekamah.

Pollinator Field Day Aug. 18 at Tekamah

August 10, 2017
Learn about the value of bees as pollinators and get up close and friendly with a hive (only if you choose to don a bee suit) at the Eastern Nebraska Pollinator Field Day Aug. 18 in Tekamah.

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