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NAPPC's Agriculture Task Force

Peter Berthelesen's Ideas for Success

  1. The more plant diversity the better. Planting mixtures with a high diversity of plant species can be surprisingly economical and don’t have to break your budget.
  2. Promote habitat types that will provide areas of bare soil. Most conservation programs focus on producing high vegetation density. When seeding mixtures are planted at heavy planting rates, you ultimately lose areas of bare ground necessary for native bee nesting habitat.
  3. In order to properly manage land for wildlife or livestock, plan on performing some type of management activity on a regular basis.
  4. Be very mindful of invasive plants. Monitoring the land for invasive species can prevent expensive, time consuming control measures in the future.
  5. Good pollinator friendly grazing practices have the potential to heal erosion concern areas and increase forage production for cattle producers.