Pollination is crucial for successful crops. Although some crops can self-pollinate and others may be pollinated by airborne pollen, many crops need insects for successful production. Honey bees are the most important pollinator but other insects can perform this function also.
Management practices such as providing habitat and minimizing pesticide use can help make sure enough pollinators are present. The information below will help you understand what you can do to help your pollinators.
- University of Georgia Honey Bee Program
- Pollination of Vegetable Crops
- Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators
If you are looking for additional information on pollinators, please see our Resources page to find other publications and useful tools.