Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Please Share Pollinator Practices

The University of Wisconsin is conducting an assessment to determine practices currently being used in Wisconsin to enhance pollinators. We will use this information to direct further research and outreach efforts.  Pollinators are defined as any animal that visits flowering plants and transfers pollen from flower to flower, thus aiding plant reproduction. Wisconsin based pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, flower flies, beetles, wasps and hummingbirds. In Wisconsin, pollinator-dependent crops account for over $55 million in annual production, but at the same time Wisconsin has been at risk for honey bee colony loss. In April of 2016, Wisconsin produced the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Plan (https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents/PPPComplete.pdf) which helps guide plans and practices for Wisconsin landscapes. Questions developed for this assessment are based on this Plan.

We are asking you to provide information into this assessment which should take about 20 to 30 minutes. Link to the assessment can be found at: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eUUzWXJkB2MwOIB
Please contact Deana Knuteson ([email protected]) for any questions.

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