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EQIP Pollinator Initiative

NEW Insect and Pollinator headerFlorida’s pollinators are in trouble.  But through Natural Resources Conservation Service, farmers and ranchers can get technical and financial assistance to help.

What can you do?

Planting areas of native plants in cropland, on pasture edges and in forested areas helps.

Converting cropland to preferred wildflowers and planting hedgerows of flowering trees and shrubs within three miles of a honey bee colony is particularly important to providing pollen and nectar for honey bees.

Practice good pest management, using the least hazardous option to reduce hazards to bees, people and the environment.

NRCS staff can help you develop a plan tailored to your operation that includes planting year-round food sources for pollinators and integrated pest management to prevent potential pesticide hazards.

Farmers and ranchers may get financial and technical assistance to provide quality forage and habitat for pollinators through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). Contact your local USDA Service Center for more information.