Developing Sustainable Management Systems for Native Pollinators

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $3,343.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Maryann Frazier
Singing Creek Farm


  • Fruits: berries (other)
  • Animals: bees


  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems

    Proposal summary:

    The identification of native pollinators and their contribution to fruit and vegetable production is poorly documented. The farmer, who is also an entomologist, will estimate the comparative abundance of different pollinator species at three farm sites where bramble fruit is produced. She will also assess nesting preferences. The overall goal is to develop practical management techniques for native pollinators, which will benefit small fruit and vegetable growers. Outreach will be through extension newsletters.

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