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CS12 – Bees and Pesticides: What Are the Facts?
June 20 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Seventy-five percent of the world’s food crops depend on honey bees and other pollinators. We all understand the benefit of pollinators and the need to protect them. There is, however, a lot of fact and fiction on this topic. Which is which? Join Dr. Cloyd, a well respected researcher, as he separates fact from fiction. Learn from an expert about:
- Direct and indirect effects of pesticides on honey bees.
- The impact of parasites, diseases, and habitat loss and changes on honey bees.
- Laboratory studies that reached different conclusions than field researchers.
- How you can help protect the honey bee population in your local community.
Dr. Raymond Cloyd is a Professor and Extension Specialist in Horticultural Entomology/Plant Protection at Kansas State University, the land-grant university in Manhattan, Kansas. Cloyd received his MS and PhD from another land-grant school, Purdue University in Indiana. His research involves plant protection/pest management in landscapes, interiorscapes, greenhouses, nurseries, conservatories, Christmas tree farms, and fruit and vegetable production facilities. A respected researcher/author, Dr.Cloyd is a frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences.