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Explore the impact of pollinators and prairie strips

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

September 13, 2021, 10:57 am | Liz Ripley, Randall Cass

AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day discussing the impact of prairie STRIPS (Science-Based Trails of Rowcrops Integrated Prairie Strips) on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. CDT. Read more about Explore the impact of pollinators and prairie strips

Pollinator Fest at Reiman Gardens

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 9:00am

Visitors to Pollinator Fest, Saturday, June 25, at Reiman Gardens in Ames, can taste test the newest sweet treats from Iowa State University – Iowa State-produced honey and its alter ego, Prairie STRIPS honey. Their unique flavors reflect the work of many partners, including Iowa State scientists, staff and students and farmer collaborators.    Read more about Pollinator Fest at Reiman Gardens

FAQ: Will prairie strips help pollinators?

Prairie strips provide both abundant and diverse flowering plants to agricultural landscapes, which are essential for supporting honey bees and conserving wild bees and butterflies. Flowers provide critical food resources for these insects: nectar for adult bees and butterflies, and pollen for the young bees. Furthermore, a growing body of scientific literature indicates that bee health is improved when they are provided a diverse diet of plants. Read more about FAQ: Will prairie strips help pollinators?

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