Almond Board: Cover Crop Workshop

Sabrina General

Project Apis m. is hosting a cover crop workshop this month. Billy Synk, Director of Pollination Programs with Project Apis m. tells us more.

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The workshop hosted by Project Apis m. will educate growers and advisors about how cover crops improve soil health and reduce pests while supporting pollination. Expert speakers will be presenting information and techniques on topics such as cover crop effects on nematodes, the Seeds for Bees program, integrated pest management for orchards, pollinator safety, and more.
The workshop is June 28 from 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Ord Bend Community Hall in Glenn, CA.  You can RSVP by contacting Billy Synk at Billy@ProjectApism.org or calling 614-330-6932.
You can more find details about the workshop by clicking here.
From Project Apis m.:

Our organization’s name comes from Apis mellifera, the scientific name for the European honey bee.  Project Apis m. or PAm is the go-to organization at the interface of honeybees and pollinated crops. We’ve infused over $6 million into bee research since our inception in 2006 to provide growers with healthier bees resulting in better pollination and increased crop yields.  We have personal relationships with the nation’s commercial beekeepers and with the top bee scientists in the country.

We fund research studies, purchase equipment for bee labs at our universities, support graduate students and provide scholarships to young bee scientists to encourage their pursuit of science-based solutions to honey bee challenges.

We are a non-profit 501 (c) (5) organization governed by a nine-member board. Our board members are beekeepers representing the major national and state beekeeping organizations. Four scientific advisors review research proposals and provide recommendations to the board.