A new video describing the importance of native pollinators in Pennsylvania.
Pollination services are essential for the production of the majority of our fruit, vegetable and nut crops including apples, tomatoes, and pumpkins.
Neonicotinoid pesticides were first registered for use in the mid 1990's. Since then, these chemicals have become widely adopted for use on farm crops, ornamental landscape and trees.
There is no doubt that insect pollination is a vital service for agricultural systems. Without insect pollinators, roughly a third of the world’s crops would flower, only to fade and then lie barren. Pollinators ensure abundant fruits and vegetables.