Overview

The decline in pollinator populations has been met with a rise in interest by landscapers and home gardeners to provide pollinator habitat. Many of the plants that are commercially available and used for these applications are cultivated ornamental varieties, which serve a unique function in supporting pollinator communities. This webcast summarizes the findings of a 2-year field study that describes pollinator visitation to popular varieties of annual ornamental plants and outlines basic recommendations for creating a backyard pollinator garden.


Webcast and Podcast

More Than Meets the Eye? The Role of Annual Ornamental Plants in Supporting Pollinators
− Emily Erickson, Pennsylvania State University
 Webcast and Podcast


Downloads

More Than Meets the Eye? The Role of Annual Ornamental Plants in Supporting Pollinators Study Guide − Emily Erickson
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More Than Meets the Eye? The Role of Annual Ornamental Plants in Supporting Pollinators Slides − Emily Erickson
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Resources

More than meets the eye? The role of annual ornamental plants in supporting pollinators - Environmental Entomology


Grant Funding

This webcast was supported by funds provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food Agriculture (NIFA), Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), NIFA SCRI grant 2016-51181-25399; by NIFA IR-4 Grant 2015-34383-23710; by the USDA Agricultural Research Service; and by various state agricultural experiment stations.






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