Northeast Pollinator IPM Working Group
Please find attached the list with the first 15 members of the Northeast Pollinator IPM Working Group. Thank you to all those who submitted their letters of support! My next step is to develop a listserve for facilitating dialogue between members and setting up potential conference calls or meetings. If you are not yet a member of this Working Group but would like to participate in the discussion, email me your contact information and I will add your email address to the listserve. Also, if you know other NE-based researchers, growers, industry representatives, and extension specialists with expertise in pollinators or pollination that might be interested to collaborate in this project please send me their contact information.
Those who did not get the initial announcement about starting this Working group, please see below:
Dr. Christina Grozinger and I received funds from the Northeastern IPM Center to establish a NE Pollinator IPM Working Group. The goal is to establish a group of 10-15 researchers, growers, industry representatives, and extension specialists, who will discuss critical needs for promoting pollinator health and ecosystems services in the Northeast region. Those needs will then be communicated to the NE IPM Center and hopefully will be used to establish future priority areas for funding.
Please let me know if you would be interested in being part of this IPM Working Group. If you do, please send me a letter of support in the next day or two saying that you are willing to serve on the group.
Thank you for your interest and support,
Alex Surcică, Ag. Eng. (M.S.)
Pennsylvania State University – Coop. Extension
181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202
Phone: (717) 263-9226; Fax: (717) 263-9228; Email: Alex.Surcica@...