Del 20 al 26 de Junio se celebra en USA la semana dedicada a los Polinizadores. Nos unimos a esta iniciativa transcribiendo la noticia que envía el Servicio de Conservación de los Recursos Naturales.
El objetivo que tiene esta adhesión es que también nosotros de manera individual o institucional nos sumemos a la creación de oportunidades para los Polinizadores. En Inea tenemos una finca con una increíble biodiversidad de plantas polinizadoras y cultivos. No hay más que ve restos días el campo de lavanda para participar de esta fiesta de la naturaleza. Nos damos cuenta de que todos oodemos participar de esta tarea que ayuda a tener un mundo más habitable, rico y productivo
Pollinator Week! Creating and Enhancing Habitat for Pollinators
Pollinator Week, celebrated June 20-26, is an annual international event in support of pollinator health. Pollinator habitats are critical and support a diversity of beetles, flies, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that in turn support agriculture and enhance our daily lives. Leading threats to pollinators include changes in land use, pesticides, invasive species, disease, and climate change. USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Centers are working to evaluate plants and provide recommendations on plants which will enhance pollinator populations throughout the growing season. These wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses are an integral part of the conservation practices that landowners, farmers, and ranchers can install as part of their conservation plan. The NRCS Plant Materials Program has a resource guide on the pollinator value of 90 native forbs, wildflowers and legumes selected by the Plant Materials Centers and available from commercial producers that are used for improving pollinator habitat.
“What makes a good pollinator seeding mix?” is a common question, no matter where you are in the country. Pollinator plantings with a mix of annual and perennial species with different flower colors, shapes, and bloom times extend the floral resource window and help stabilize pollinator populations. This and other questions about establishing pollinator habitat can be found at this question-and-answer session with one of our experts. The Plant Materials Program has lots of information available on pollinator habitat and many publications related to pollinators.
Here are some highlights of available pollinator information from the Plant Materials Program:
- Seedling Identification Guide for Pollinator Forbs of California’s Central Valley
- Plants for Pollinator Habitat in Nevada
- Plants for Enhancing Pollinator Habitat in Arizona
- Pollinator Plant Recommendations for New Mexico
- Conservation Plant Selections from the MT-WY Plant Materials Center
- Native Pollinator Plants of South Texas
- Native understory forbs and grasses for pollinator and insect utilization in southeastern longleaf pine ecosystems
- Persistence, spread, and pollinator value of commonly recommended pollinator plant species on the coastal plains of the mid-Atlantic region
Technical information and guidance on the use of conservation plants to address resource concerns is available on the Plant Materials Program website or contact the nearest Plant Materials Center or plant materials specialist. For additional information on species of plants mentioned, please see the USDA PLANTS database.