Native Plant and Sustainability Conference: Pollinator Interactions with Native Cultivars

Start Date
10/27/2018
End Date
10/27/2018
Description
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for a one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our roles as environmental stewards.

Pollinator Interactions with Native Cultivars | Dr. Annie White
A growing demand for landscape-worthy native plants has fueled an increase in the selection, breeding and availability of native cultivars. However, are the cultivars as valuable in pollinator habitat gardens as the unimproved species? Dr. White will explore this question, sharing four years of field data measuring pollinator preference.
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1) Review the increase in development of native cultivars in recent years, and why the market for these plants has increased.

2) See data from Dr. White's field studies relating to pollinator preferences between unimproved native plants and native cultivars.

3) Discuss the application of these findings to the landscape, and which plant varieties are most effective at attracting pollinators.
Instructors
Dr. Annie White
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Provider
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


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