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PASA Education Event - Pollinator Conservation and Crop Pollination in Tree Fruit

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May 20, 2016 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Pollinator Conservation and Crop Pollination in Tree Fruit
Event Overview
Location
Penn State Fruit Research & Extension Center
290 University Drive
Biglerville, PA 17307

Date & Time
Friday, May 20
9am-1:30pm

Cost
$20 Members
$25 Non-members

Registration (at the bottom of this page) will be open from 04/22/2016 to 05/19/2016 at 12pm.
Event Description

Dr. David Biddinger of Penn State Extension will lead this field day looking at pollinators, both native and introduced, in the orchard. Participants will learn to identify major pollinators in tree fruit, including native bee species, and will be given an overview of Integrated Crop Pollination by Emily May, of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Conserving pollinators while managing pests will also be discussed, as will exploration of plantings used to attract and provide habitat for desirable pollinator species. Finally, Jim Gillis, NRCS State Biologist, will speak on cost-share options for establishing and managing pollinator habitats. This half-day event includes lunch, and qualifies for pesticide recertification training credits in categories 1, 2, and 18.

Speaker Information
Dr. Biddinger received his Doctorate from Penn State University, specializing in Integrated Pest Management, as well as Biodiversity/Ecotoxicology. Most of his work takes place in the orchard context. This field day event is being presented in partnership with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, with whom Dr. Biddinger collaborates on pollinator conservation issues such as habitat preservation and establishment, as well as Integrated Crop Pollination. Jim Gillis serves as State Biologist for NRCS in Adams County.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Cash and check are accepted on site. Please note that lunches cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins. Call (215) 804-4731 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
Portions of this event will be outside, so dress accordingly
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day
Will food be served?
PASA is proud to offer lunch as an opportunity to network with other attendees. The menu has not yet been set.
What if I have food allergies?
After registering, please contact PASA with any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Requests made at least two weeks in advance can usually be accommodated.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (215) 804-4731 or aaron@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
Please contact Christina Kostelecky at (814) 349-9856 x27 or christina@pasafarming.org for questions about this form or your registration.
Registrant Information



Use the 5-digit Zip Code that you last gave PASA
Scholarship applications will close four days before the event.
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If you're not a current PASA member, you can join through our Annual Giving form or proceed with non-member pricing.

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