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Bee Pollinator Webinars

Posted by wendyej | January 8, 2021

Join me for two exciting pollinator health webinars featuring Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health and Dr. Chris Adams, MCAREC Entomologist. One ODA pesticide credit is available for each webinar.
You must register for each webinar individually.

Part 1: Why isn’t fruit set perfect in cherry and pear?

January 14, 2021, at 10 am Pacific Time

Learning objectives:
  • Implement strategies for overcoming pollen incompatible
  • Pollinizer selection
  • Pollen inserts
  • Using bees to move pollen around more efficiently
  • Honey bee stocking rate (and surrounding competing bloom)
  • Being able to judge colony strength from flight entrance counts
  • Does colony placement matter?
  • What about orchard mason bees – what’s involved with them?
  • Knowing what conditions and what varieties experience ovule senescence and pollination strategies
  • Steps to make sure your bees arrive on time
  • Using plant growth regulators at bloom
Register in advance for this webinar:

Part 2: Building bee habitat in mid-Columbia orchards

Learning objectives:
  • Recognize the key wild bee groups in mid-Columbia orchards (Andony)
  • Understand the elements of bee habitat and strategies for incorporating them around orchards (Chris)
  • Be able to use cover crops and natural areas to maintain native bee biodiversity (Emily)
  • The types of NRCS programs to support pollinator habitat and how to access them (NRCS)
Register in advance for this webinar:

Contact me for more information:

Ashley A. Thompson PhD
Oregon State University – Fruit Tree Extension Wasco and Hood River Counties
Office: (541) 296-5494 — Mobile: (541) 526-5589
400 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Washington State University