Michelle Miller writes in AgDaily about what you should plant to support bees and other pollinators.
- Bees are important pollinators and are essential to a healthy natural and economic environment.
- While it depends on what growing zone you are in, some plants that support bees and other pollinators during the fall include Goldenrod, Purple Aster, and Maximilian Sunflowers.
- As the seasons change and the days become shorter, growing plants that support pollinators is key to protecting bee health and the health of our planet.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately 80 percent of all flowering plants on Earth need help with pollination. Pollinators provide the pollination needs to more than 1,400 crops around the world! The diverse pollinator population in the United States alone has a value of $10 billion annually for their pollination efforts on agricultural crops. Globally, pollination services are estimated to be worth more than $3 trillion.
Read the full article here.