Friday, July 23, 2010

Protect Pollinators!

Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the production of many of the foods we grow and eat every day. These include fruits like blueberries, apples, and peaches, as well as many vegetables, including cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, beans, melons, and peppers. When crops are not adequately pollinated the results are misshapen fruits, reduced yields, or no yields. Maintain your gardens productivity by planting flowers to encourage pollinators to visit your garden. Protect them once they are there by using pesticides carefully and sparingly.

Learn more! Read the entire article on the Pender Coooperative Extension website: http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=news&ci=LAWN+83.

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