Pollinator Issues and Awareness

While the MNLGA has not taken an official stance on Neonictonoids, information is provided below on the most current issues. 

GrowerTalks articles: 

Horticultural Research Institute Publishes Bee Friendly Plant Lists

Michigan State University - Planting Garden Center Flowers is Good for Bees and Other Beneficial Insects (June 2015)

Ohio State University Extension - Reed M. Johson Presentation - Pesticides in and Around the Hive (December 2012)

American Nurseryman - Pollinators, Pesticides and Public Perception (October 2014)

Greenhouse Grower - The Pesticide and Pollinator Debate: What's All The Buzz About? (May 2014)

Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Pollinators Fact Sheet (Source: University of Maryland) (April 2014)

The Dreaded 'Green Blob' Is The Most Dire Threat To Bees (Source: Forbes) (September 2014)

The Top 100 Growers Talk Pollinator Health (Source: Greenhouse Grower) (September 2014)

What Bell Nursery Learned From Growing Without Neonicotinoids This Spring (Source: Greenhouse Grower) (August 2014)

Baltimore Sun Article : 6/26/2014 - Neonicotinoids (June 2014)

Industry Is Taking The Next Steps Toward Improved Pollinator Health (June 2014)

Survey Shows Better Results for Pollinators (USDA) (May 2014)

Should We Nix Neonics? (Source: GrowerTalks Magazine) (June 2014)

Pollinator FAQ's

Pollinator Messages: Discussing Pollinator Health

Promoting Bee Health