Scientists working with pollination and bees have described what they name a second inexperienced revolution (the primary being the rise in crop manufacturing by way of using fertilizers, pesticides and excessive yield crop varieties). They’re encouraging farming strategies that do much less hurt to pollinators and the setting. A few of these strategies are:
• Together with hedgerows (a slim strip of combined plantings) in fields to encourage quite a lot of pollinators and offering meals extra repeatedly.
• Monitoring fields with drones to identify areas affected by pests and deal with solely affected areas with pesticides relatively than the entire subject.
• Growing crops which can be extra proof against pests
• Defending pollinators
• Utilizing biologic controls relatively than chemical controls of pests
• Monitoring bees and different pollinators with chips to sense hazard to the hive
No person needs lifeless bees. We want them for our survival. Let’s do what we are able to to guard them. Learn the label when utilizing pesticides and keep away from utilizing neonicotinoids.
For extra info on Native Bees in California, UC IPM has recorded a webinar by Dr. Quinn McFrederick, UC Riverside and Dr. Boris Baer, UC Riverside. Yow will discover the webinar right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H3Mv077X1g
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