Events

Farming with Beneficial Insects: Ecological Strategies – Vancouver, WA

Saturday, November 8, 2014
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Re-Imagine Agriculture Conference
Vancouver, WA

Wild beneficial insects are a largely under-harnessed free resource for the control of crop pests, and pollination. The Xerces Society’s Eric Lee-Mader will review the latest practical information on how to attract and sustain populations of these beneficial insects with habitat features like wildflower insectary strips, hedgerows, beetle banks, cover cropping and more. Concepts are illustrated by real world case studies of working farms, and by current research findings, including a six-year study conducted by the Xerces Society and UC Berkeley in some of the most intensively farmed landscapes on Earth.

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Staying on Target: How to Manage Pesticide Use – Ventura, CA

Friday, November 14, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
California Resource Conservation Districts Conference
Ventura, WA

Join the Xerces Society’s Jessa Cruz for a one-hour Break Out Session on How to Manage Pesticide Use while Building Conservation Biology into Working Landscapes, during the 69th Annual California Resource Conservation Districts Conference. Jessa will also be available at the conference in the Xerces Society booth to answer questions on Wednesday and Thursday, November 12 – 13, 2014.

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The Xerces Society at Entomology 2014 – Portland, OR

Monday – Wednesday, November 17 – 19, 2014
Entomology 2014
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Join the Xerces Society at the Entomological Society of America’s Annual Meeting for a rare opportunity to hear Xerces Society conservationists during Symposia on diverse topics of interest, including pollinator conservation and endangered species:

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How Small Farms Can Support Pollinators

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 29th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Greenville, SC

Join Nancy Adamson to learn how supporting pollinators and their habitat needs also sustains other agriculturally beneficial arthropods and diverse wildlife. Along with giving one of the “Big Idea Presentations” on Tuesday at 4 p.m., she will be providing pollinator resources and sharing a native bee display throughout the conference in the exhibit area. Our abundant harvests depend on many intimate connections, including visits to flowers by bees and other pollinators. Enhancing wildflower diversity; reducing pesticide use, deep tillage, and mowing; adjusting grazing practices; and protecting or enhancing natural habitat on and around farms supports pollinators, predators, and parasitoids, and the health of our communities.

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Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Riverhead, NY

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT
Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District
at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building
Riverhead, NY

Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden! This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

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Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Melfa, VA

Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, VA

Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden! This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

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