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5th Annual Farmscaping with Native Plants Field Day

Establishing Native Habitats for Beneficial Insects

Monday, June 10, 2013 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (All Day Event)

The researchers at the Farmscaping for Beneficials (FSB) Project of the Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) at OSU, the native plant experts at the NRCS Plant Materials Center (PMC), and the conservationists at the Xerces Society are teaming up once again to provide you an afternoon of technical support on how to “scape” your farm with native plants! 

This very popular, informative field day goes from 9:00 – 4:30 to provide you with the technical details you will need to install and enhance diverse habitat features on your farm.  We will review farmer-tested, site selection and preparation practices that will help you create successful, diverse habitats that fit into your busy, unique production plan.  The afternoon will be devoted to habitat establishment techniques and machinery used.  The morning will be devoted to learning appropriate seeded native plant selections and the beneficial insects and native pollinators associated with them. We will visit a test plot of selected native plantings in their 3rd year and an established insectary hedgerow.

Lunch is provided and registration is required.

This is a collaborative event of the Natural resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Corvallis Plant Materials Center (PMC), Oregon State University’s (OSU) Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (Xerces).

 

 

 


NRCS, Plant Mateirals Center
Schmidt Farm
2000 Granger Rd.
Corvallis
OR
Free
Gwendolyn Ellen
541-737-6272
gwendolyn at science.oregonstate.edu
Farmscaping for Beneficials Program, IPPC