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Webinar: Pollinators and Pesticides: The Factors at Play

The ways that we humans manipulate the landscape creates significant challenges for pollinators both wild and domestic. Pesticides are only one factor in a system where many factors are at play in both singular and interactive ways. As professionals whose businesses directly impact local landscapes, it is important that we understand the factors at play and how our actions impact these vital creatures.

3/11/2015
When: 3/11/2015
From 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Contact: 651-633-4987

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pollinators and pesticides: the factors at play

Pollinators play a critical role in our food production systems and serve as a keystone species in the natural world providing pollination and thus reproductive services to some 250,000 species of plants. The ways that we humans manipulate the landscape creates significant challenges for pollinators both wild and domestic. Pesticides are only one factor in a system where many factors are at play in both singular and interactive ways. As professionals whose businesses directly impact local landscapes, it is important that we understand the factors at play and how our actions impact these vital creatures. 

 

Karl Foord received his Master’s degree in Horticulture from Rutgers University, his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in Extension for the last 19 years holding positions in Renville, Dakota, and Hennepin Counties. For the last ten years he has been a member of the Horticulture Working group addressing both commercial and consumer horticultural topics. On the commercial side he has worked on the economics of high tunnel production of fruits and vegetables. His present research concerns the role of native bees as pollinators in the production of fruit crops including apples, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. 

  

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