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PolliNation is a podcast from Oregon State University Extension Service that tells the stories of researchers, land managers and concerned citizens who are making bold strides to improve the health of pollinators.

PolliNation Andony Melathopoulos

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PolliNation is a podcast from Oregon State University Extension Service that tells the stories of researchers, land managers and concerned citizens who are making bold strides to improve the health of pollinators.

    187 - Mace Vaughn - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Pollinators

    187 - Mace Vaughn - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Pollinators

    Natural Resources Conservation Service has a range of programs to support the development of pollinator habitat in working lands. In this episode you’ll get an overview of NRCS programs, how landowners can access them and how, specifically, they can be used to improve habitat for pollinators.

    • 59 min
    186 - Dean Herzfeld - Where do pesticide applicators get their training?

    186 - Dean Herzfeld - Where do pesticide applicators get their training?

    Pesticide applicators across the US needed to become certified and trained. In this episode we explore where this training requirement came from and how it applies to reducing exposure of pollinators to pesticides. 

    • 20 min
    185 - Kathleen Law - Keeping Bees Safe During Blueberries

    185 - Kathleen Law - Keeping Bees Safe During Blueberries

    Highbush blueberry is the largest pollinated crop in Oregon and one of the top crops in the US as a whole. Beekeepers report that their colonies can sometimes experience difficulties when pollinating this crop. In this episode we hear about how to keep bees healthy in blueberry production systems.

    • 23 min
    184 - Steve Javorek - Bee Habitat in Lowbush Blueberry

    184 - Steve Javorek - Bee Habitat in Lowbush Blueberry

    Lowbush blueberry growers in Atlantic Canada have been increasing bee habitat around their fields by encouraging existing plant communities. In this episode we learn how they do this and the incredible bees that pollinate this crop.  

    • 52 min
    183 - Pollinator Partnership - National Pollinator Week (and Beyond)

    183 - Pollinator Partnership - National Pollinator Week (and Beyond)

    With National Pollinator week next week, we caught up with staff at Pollinator Partnership (P2) to learn about what’s happening to celebrate the week, but also to catch up on growing P2 initiatives; Bee Friendly Farming and the Pollinator Stewards program. 

    • 46 min
    182 - Miranda Jones - The Great Oregon Squash Bee Hunt

    182 - Miranda Jones - The Great Oregon Squash Bee Hunt

    Squash bees were never known to Oregon until a few years ago. This summer Oregonians may see the squash bee Peponapis pruinosa for the first time.  Learn about these bees and how to track them in the state on this episode.

    • 18 min

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gary@kiwimana ,

Great show to Learn about all Pollintors

A podcast run by Professor Andony Melathopoulos from the Oregon State University. He interviews researchers, land managers and concerned citizens about Pollinator Heath. Its a great show that doesn't only focused on Honey Bees.

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