Entomologists are converging in Minneapolis, MN from November 15-18 for the annual Entomological Society of America Meeting. Researchers affiliated with the Integrated Crop Pollination Project are represented in 43 presentations and posters and helped organize 5 symposia and meetings. See all the…
ICP Project at the 2015 Entomological Society of America Meeting
New Guide to Bees of the Great Lakes
Project ICP researchers Dr. Jason Gibbs and Dr. Rufus Isaacs (Michigan State University) have published a new guide to the bees of the Great Lakes region and the wildflowers that support them. The pocket-sized guide is designed to help farmers and gardeners identify…
Research Project Puts Priority on Pollination
The Integrated Crop Pollination Project is featured as the cover story in this month’s American Fruit Grower Magazine. Read the full article here!
Florida Melitto Files October-December Newsletter
Click here to read several articles about ICP research in Florida featuring ICP partner Cory Stanley-Stahr (UF) in the Florida Melitto Files Newsletter.
Native Bees Are ‘Plan B’ In Pollination Efforts
Read about Project ICP’s pollination study efforts at the University of Florida in this news story: http://www.wuft.org/news/2015/10/14/native-bees-are-plan-b-in-pollination-efforts/
Effects of fungicide and adjuvant sprays on nesting behavior in two managed solitary bees, Osmia lignaria and Megachile rotundata
The blue orchard bee (Osmia lignaria) is an alternative managed bee used by some tree fruit and nut growers around the US. A recent study by Project ICP research partners Derek Artz and Theresa Pitts-Singer found that a common fungicide…
Local plant diversity supports a diverse wild bee community in Pennsylvania apple orchards
Farmers with a diversity of plants on the orchard floor and orchard edge have abundant and diverse pollinator communities in their orchards, according to a recent paper co-authored by Project ICP research partner Dave Biddinger. Wild pollinators, in addition to honey…
Wild bees in eastern US apple orchards: Documenting species diversity and effects of pesticides
Project ICP researcher Jason Gibbs (Michigan State University) has co-authored two recent papers on wild bees in New York apple orchards, as part of his former work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Danforth lab at Cornell University. The first…
Visit a diversified farm with Project ICP partner, Claire Kremen!
Learn more about California’s crop pollinators in this video of Project ICP partner, Claire Kremen and NY Times journalist, Mark Bittman! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/opinion/mark-bittman-whats-the-buzz-about-wild-bees.html?_r=0