News, Links & Downloads

The entire book “Managing Alternative Pollinators” can be downloaded for free here: http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Managing-Alternative-Pollinators

The NRCS/Xerces Technote for New England is here; note that the recommended plant species lists begin on page 25:    http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_010204.pd

  • Our May 4th meeting featured a guest from the USDA Farm Service Agency, Ingrid Frantantuono, CED.  The presentation included information about the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)   ELAP Honeybee Fact Sheet April 2014 .   Ingrid sent a link to the RI Farm Service Agency’s Home page (USDA).   Their latest Newsletter is always available on their home page, and there are some interesting articles there:   http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=ri&area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing   If you have questions, you may call Ingrid at 401-828-3120 option 2