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Quad Cities Pollinator Conference Videos

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Videos from the Conference
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These videos are from last year’s conference:

 

Thanks to the MotionSix Creative team for the video production on all of the videos for the conference.

Pollinator Background

Pollinators are a critical natural resource in agriculture and healthy ecosystems, but there has been a significant pollinator decline over the past few decades.

Pollinators are necessary to ensure our food supply.  This symposium will cover plant-pollinator relationships, pollinator decline, and how everyday citizens, farmers, and landowners, can make a difference.   Over the past few decades, there has been a significant loss of pollinators; including, honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, and butterflies, from the environment.  Pollinators contribute substantially to the economy and keep fruits, nuts, and vegetables in our diets.  Of the 100 crops that make up 90 percent of the global food supply, 71 are dependent on bees.  Although our main cash crops (corn and soybeans) are self-pollinating, insects do pollinate both plants and may be more important than historically thought. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year in the United States. (Source)