Native Plantings for Beneficial Insects and Pollinators

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2019: $130,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2021
Grant Recipient: Purdue University
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
State Coordinator:
Lais McCartney
Pudue Extension Hancock County
Native plant communities provide ecological support to fruit and vegetable growers by increasing the number and diversity of beneficial insects and pollinators. This guide provides a recommended species list and methodology for establishing a native planting on Indiana small farms and gardens. These species are found to be especially productive in providing habitat for pollinators and for beneficial insects that suppress crop pests. This publication was funded through the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s Clean Water Indiana grant program. Native Plantings for Beneficial Insects and Pollinators (pdf)
This product is associated with the project "Indiana 19-20 Plan of Work"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.