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Ut science forum
Presented by Quest
On February 26, Dr. John Skinner, professor and extension apiculturist, will speak on:
Examining Factors of Pollinator Decline: Progress and Future Directions
Crops that benefit from or require pollination to set seeds or produce fruit are valued in excess of $26 billion per year in the United States. This decline includes multiple bee species. Honey bee populations have declined in recent years due to several suspected causes including parasitic mites, viruses and other pathogens, pesticide exposure, challenging weather fluctuations and reduction in food resources, resulting in poor nutrition. This presentation will explain our current knowledge on these suspected causes and discuss the future outlook.
.Location: Thompson-Boling Arena: The Café in the Arena, Private Room C-D
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays
Format: Eat and hear Guest Speaker. Bring your own lunch or purchase it at the Café.
40-minute presentation followed by Q&A discussion period
To learn more about the UT Science Forum and see the list of upcoming speakers, please visit our website atwww.scienceforum.utk.edu.
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