Jul 5, 2016
MSU Researcher: More wild bee habitat would benefit growers

Around the country, many growers contend with too few bees for pollinating their crops. An MSU scholar has been working on ways to get both wild bees and human-managed honeybees to be more effective. We learn more with Entomology professor and researcher Rufus Isaacs.

For farmers across Michigan and the country, pollination is essential for making their crops grow. For years now, they’ve kept a close eye on a key pollinator, bees, mainly because their numbers have been declining.

Current State talks with Rufus Isaacs, a professor of entomology at Michigan State University. He has spent close to four years focusing on alternative pollination strategies, mainly involving wild bees.

To listen to the interview with Isaacs, visit the WKAR website.

— Mark Bashore

Source: WKAR

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