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Crop Pollination and Bees Session, 1/21/2010 - Delaware Ag Week

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  • Kuehn Faith (DDA)
    Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Industries, will be hosting a Crop Pollination session during Delaware Ag Week. The agenda is below. There is no charge
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 8 5:47 AM

      Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Industries, will be hosting a Crop Pollination session during Delaware Ag Week.  The agenda is below.  There is no charge or admission fee for the session.  This will also give you the chance to meet the new Apiculture professor at the University of Delaware, Dr. Debbie Delaney.


      The Pollinator Session will be held in the Ag Commodities and Education Building at the Delaware State Fair Grounds.  Here are the driving directions:  http://www.delawarestatefair.com/fair/visitors/directions.htm


      Here is a link to the Ag Week Schedule, so you can see what’s going on in the other sessions.




      Crop Pollination and Bees                                                                     January 21, 2010

      Moderator:  Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture



      8:30-8:40         Welcome and Introduction.  Bob Mitchell, Delaware State Apiarist, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Dover, DE


      8:40-9:00         The Status of Honey Bee Health in the U.S.  I. Barton Smith, Jr, Entomologist, USDA Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD


      9:00-9:20         Honey Bees, Satellites and Climate Change.  Wayne Esaias, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenville, MD


      9:20-9:40         Non-Apis Bees Important for Crop Pollination.  Nancy Lee Adamson, Entomology Graduate Student, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


      9:40-9:55         Pollination Service: the Value of Honey Bees and Native Bees in Delaware.  Debbie Delaney, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware (February 1, 2010), Postdoctoral Fellow North Carolina State University


      9:55-10:10       BREAK


      10:10-10:50     Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Pollenizers in Watermelons.  Jonathan Schultheis, Professor and Departmental Extension Leader, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


      10:50-11:30     Native Pollinators Can Provide Crop Assurance in Pumpkins.  T’ai Roulston, Curator, The State Arboretum of Virginia, Research Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, University of Virginia, Boyce, VA


      11:30-11:45     Delaware Bees and their Habitat.  Heather Harmon Disque, Entomologist, Plant Industries, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Dover, DE


      11:45-12:10     How to Plant Pollinator Buffer Strips and Meadows.  Matthew Sarver, Sarver Ecological Consulting, Blairsville, PA



      Thanks and regards,




      Faith B. Kuehn, Ph.D.
      Plant Industries Administrator
      Delaware Department of Agriculture
      2320 S. Dupont Highway
      Dover, DE   19901

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