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This slide show was first presented at the National meeting of the
Entomological Society of America in Atlanta, Dec. 1999. The research project was funded by a USDA PIAP grant, and by a USDA Cooperative
Agreement with the Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory in Logan, Utah. It
anticipates the need for the Pollination Ecology program to become involved in
more pesticide testing as current extension personnel retire, and as the impact
of Food Quality Protection Act reduces options for lygus control. The project
also builds on my research on changes in floral resources and on the prediction
that releasing bees early in bloom will maximize pollination.
The research was conducted during the summer of 1999.