Thursday, April 27, 2017

May 22 Environmental Issues Forum Features Presentation On Pollinators

The May 22 Environmental Issues Forum hosted by the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee will feature a presentation on the decline of pollinator populations in Pennsylvania.
The presenters include Dr. Harland Patch, a research scientist at Penn State’s Department of Entomology, and Mr. Charles Vorisek, past president of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association and member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
Pollinators play a significant role in the production of fruit and vegetables. For example, 90 percent of our nation’s apple crop relies on bee-induced pollination.
Over the last decade, however, there has been a staggering decline in the Western honeybee population, attributed to several causes, including colony collapse disorder. This has alarmed scientists and farmers alike, as it poses a significant risk to the world’s agriculture and food supply.
The Forum will be held in Room 8E-A East Wing of the Capitol Building in Harrisburg starting at Noon.
Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) serves as Chair of the Joint Conservation Committee.
For more information, visit the Joint Conservation Committee website, Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter.
Helpful Links:
Ernst Seeds: Pollinator Habitat, Problems, Solutions

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