Master Pollinator Steward
Pollinators — such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats and insects — play a crucial role in the production of most fruits and vegetables. They also support healthy ecosystems that clean the air, stabilize soils and support wildlife.
Studies show that pollinator populations are in decline because of a loss of feeding and nesting habitats, pollution and the misuse of pesticides. Learn how to protect our agricultural economy and food supply with the Master Pollinator Steward program.
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News & articles
- Published: Monday, May 17, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bees are a fruit tree owner’s friend and need special protection from pesticides, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund.Bees are essential to pollinate many fruit crops, including apple, pear, ...
- Published: Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
ROLLA, Mo. – Men have long dominated the forestry industry, but within the last 30 years women have made great strides in forestry, according to the United States Forestry Service. University of Missouri Extension natural resources specialist Sarah ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first series of University of Missouri Extension Master Pollinator Steward classes begins mid-May in Jefferson City.Pollinators play a crucial role in the production of fruits, vegetables, honey and field crops, said MU ...
- Published: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
HILLSBORO, Mo. – Scott Moser, longtime beekeeper and president of the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association, will teach a beginning beekeeper class at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jefferson County, 301 Third St., Hillsboro.The ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2018
Bruce BarrettDivision of Plant SciencesJames QuinnRegional Horticulture SpecialistRichard Housemanformerly of Division of Plant SciencesDamon HallSchool of Natural ResourcesHumans and wildlife depend on insect pollinators for the production of fiber, ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2018
Bruce Barrett, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri ExtensionTravis Harper, Regional Agronomy Specialist, University of Missouri ExtensionJames Quinn, Regional Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri ExtensionRichard Houseman, ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
Zack Miller, Biological Sciences, University of MissouriCandace Galen, Biological Sciences, University of MissouriJames Quinn, Regional Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri ExtensionAt the heart of the pollination issue lies our bounty of ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2017
David Trinklein, Horticulture State Specialist, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri ExtensionJaime Piñero, State Integrated Pest Management Specialist, Lincoln University Cooperative ExtensionJames Quinn, Regional Horticulture ...
Publication date: March 1, 2017
Candace Galen and Levi Storks, Biological Sciences, University of MissouriEla Carpenter, Jackie Dearborn, Julia Guyton and Sean O'Daniels, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of MissouriPollination is one of the most fascinating processes ...
Through research and scholarly endeavors, CAFNR strives to discover and disseminate new knowledge, scientific information and innovations through formal and nonformal educational programs.
The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and University of Missouri Extension.
The Grow Native! program increases conservation awareness of native plants and provides resources to help people use them in their plantings.
The document details the guidelines for creating a Missouri Master Pollinator Steward program.
This pollinator habitat evaluation tool and scorecard has been developed as a resource to be used for implementing habitats beneficial for pollinators in conjunction with the installation of solar energy systems in Missouri.