Using pesticides as-needed boosted pollination from wild bees and increased watermelon yields, according to a proof-of-concept study from Purdue University.
The National Corn Growers Association announced a partnership — funded by NCGA’s Production Technology Access Action Team — with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.
Three years after DTE Energy paid over $5,000 to relocate rare milkweed plants at its future Blue Water Energy Center site in East China Township, the plants are thriving.
Chris Puetz spends about three hours every Saturday tending to his hives. “It’s a time commitment, but it’s time I block out, and it’s fun,” Puetz said.
A new study indicates that insects like honey bees in many cases can do a better job of pollinating soybeans than the plants can do on their own.
Most people have a cause they are passionate for and do what it takes to promote it, while raising awareness about the cause at the same time.
The team at the Southwest Purdue Agriculture Center is tackling invasive species while increasing pollinator habitats.
Customers value honey and beeswax products from Raines Honey Farm’s bees, but those pollinators are also essential for several fruit, vegetable and nut crops.
There are many ways to make your garden an inviting home to pollinators. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, known as the Hoosier Gardener, discussed pollinators at a webinar hosted by Bethany Community Gardens.
Being respectful of others — including bees — is important. Roughly 750 people and about 7,800 hives are registered on BeeCheck, said Fred Whitford, Purdue University clinical engagement professor.