Academic courses

Hort 4850 Pollinator Protection in Managed Landscapes

Co-taught by Dr. Eric Watkins, Horticulture, and Dr. Dan Cariveau, Entomology
This 3 credit course will cover pollinator protection in managed landscapes such as gardens, lawns, roadsides, small farms, organic farms, conventional farms, golf courses, urban parks, rural parklands, prairies etc. The course will begin with an introduction to pollinators and the importance of pollinators in agricultural and other managed and natural landscapes. Next the risks to pollinators and ways that those risks can be reduced, minimized, or overcome will be examined. Finally, ways that public policy has impacted pollinators and how future policy decisions will affect pollinator protection efforts will be covered.

Offered every spring semester.

Register for this course via the University of Minnesota Registrar.