Whiteboard with some sticky notes on it and white board pens nearby.In December of 2014, the IR-4 Project’s Environmental Horticulture Program hosted a workshop to bring together growers, scientists, and industry professionals to identify priority research areas on neonicotinoids and pollinators in environmental horticulture.

Many participants presented on their area of expertise, and summaries of their presentations and workshop discussions are included in the document below.

Some of the topics summarized in this documents include:

  • Role of Systemic Insecticides in Ornamental Horticulture
  • Bell Nursery’s Experiences in Managing Arthropod Pests without Neonicotinoids
  • Neonicotinoid Registration Review and Pollinator Risk Assessment
  • Systemic Insecticides: Assessing Risk to Pollinators in Ornamental Horticulture
  • Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Other Bees, Both Managed and Wild: Differences in Conservation Status, Feeding and Nesting Behavior among these Groups
  • Compiling the Data for Pollinator and Pests of Ornamental Horticulture Plants
  • Developing the Database: Pollinator Attractiveness and Management of Pests Resource
  • Neonicotinoid Residues in Pollen and Nectar from Food Crops
  • Designing Pollen and Nectar Decline Studies
  • Designing Studies to Examine Pesticide Impact on Pollinators
  • Understanding Consumer Preferences and Demand for Ornamental Plants: The Role of Economic, Environmental, and Human Well-Being Benefits Information
  • The Value of Neonicotinoids in Turf and Ornamentals
  • AmericanHort/SAF Stewardship Initiative: Five Identified Research Areas
Download IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Workshop Summary document.