Pollinators

Collaborative Solutions for Pollinator Health

NCGA is an active participant in several industry groups working on collaborative solutions for pollinator health on or near agricultural lands. Although corn is wind-pollinated and does not benefit from insect pollination, a healthy and diversified ecosystem remains important to the long-term operation and sustainability of corn farms. Farmers will undoubtedly find a diverse array of pollinators in their cornfields and can take steps to help protect these species.

Learn more about our pollinator partners in the RESOURCES box located just to the right.

 

Partnership with Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever

NCGA is proud to announce their partnership—funded by NCGA’s Production Technology Access Action Team (PTAAT)—with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. This new collaboration will focus on increasing pollinator and wildlife habitat in corn-producing states. The initial focus is on corn producers in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, with room for expansion down the road.

Pollinators are essential to the health of upland bird habitat and supporting the broader ecosystem across corn-growing areas, which in turn, also supports the long-term prosperity of corn growers. When pollinator habitat is made a priority, farmers often also see soil and water improvements in developed areas of their property.

 

For more information about the pollinator partnership or to receive a complimentary field visit from a Farm Bill biologist, contact Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever by email at pollinator@pfqf.org or by calling Brent Rudolph, director of sustainability, at 517-980-4570; or contact Gretchen Flanley, NCGA Biotechnology and Crop Inputs consultant, at flanley@ncga.com.

Pollinators News

November 17, 2021

Pollinator Habitat – If You Plant It, They Will Come!

Since 1957, NCGA has stayed true to its mission of creating and increasing opportunities for...

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June 21, 2021

Butterflies and Beetles and Bees, Oh My!

Today is the official kickoff of Pollinator Week, which runs Monday, June 21 through Sunday,...

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April 22, 2021

BeSure! This Growing Season

Spring has sprung and the growing season is upon us! This Earth Day, the National Corn Growers...

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September 1, 2020

Post-Harvest is a Great Time to Establish Pollinator Habitat

Fall is the best time to establish a pollinator habitat for a couple of key reasons, according...

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July 28, 2020

Pollinator Protection Efforts Continue to Expand

Throughout the growing season, farmers utilize stewardship practices for proper pesticide use...

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June 23, 2020

Pollinator Week is a Good Time to Review Best Management Practices

National Pollinator Week is June 22-28, 2020, so it is an excellent time to think about the best...

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May 27, 2020

Second Annual BeSure Campaign Aims to Help Bees

The second annual “BeSure!” campaign supported by National Corn Growers Association is underway...

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February 12, 2020

Now Is A Great Time to Consider Pollinator Habitat

A growing partnership between the National Corn Growers Association and the Bee and Butterfly...

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