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Pollinator Protection Plan (P3) Activities




The Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB) has been working with a variety of stakeholders since early 2015 to develop a plan that encompasses activities and policies that could be helpful in protecting pollinators from stressors that may be detrimental to the health of both managed and native pollinators in Indiana. While the IPRB Pollinator Protection Plan (P3) will certainly try to address pesticide stressor issues, the plan also includes a broader variety of related issues and recommendations that could be important to improving pollinator health in general.

Following is a link to the Plan plus other related links and references that may be of interest. Since the Plan is considered an evolving effort that is targeted to be re-evaluated by the IPRB at least every three years, quarterly IPRB meetings will be the vehicle for these discussions and evaluations. These meetings are open to the public. The IPRB meeting schedule and agendas can be found on the Indiana Pesticide Review Board webpage.

Please note that posting of a reference or link below does NOT suggest acceptance or endorsement of the material by either the Indiana Pesticide Review Board or the Office of the Indiana State Chemist. It is being provided for informational purposes only.

  1. Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan (pdf, 8.2MB)
  2. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Pollinators
  3. Guidance to State Lead Agencies for developing state plans (Draft; pdf, 179kb)
  4. Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen (USDA; pdf, 1127kb)
  5. White House Announcing New Steps to Promote Pollinator Health (source: whitehouse.gov)
  6. Protecting Bees and Other Pollinators from Pesticides (source: epa.gov)
  7. US DOT Pollinator-Friendly Roadside Vegetation Management (7-16-15; pdf, 1074kb)
  8. Understanding How Pesticide Exposure Affect Honeybee Colonies (source: epa.gov)
  9. The Complex Life of the Honey Bee ... Environmental, Biological and Chemical Challenges to Colony Health (source: Purdue Extension)
  10. Recommended Indiana-Native Plants for Attracting Pollinators (source: Purdue Entomology Extension)