ECOSYSTEM SERVICE EVALUATION
In-farm hedge rows and crop productivity:
Research indicates that having additional feeding habitat in the form of planted wildflowers for pollinators near a crop field increases yields. P2 is partnering with local farmers in Ohio and Ohio State University to conduct on-farm evaluations of these benefits in order to develop tools that farmers can use to make better choices about their land management.
Conservation reserves for pollinators:
New pollinator provisions in the Conservation Reserve Program aim to increase populations of native bees and the ecosystem services they provide. P2 is working with our government partners to measure the outputs of these systems and to develop metrics for assessing the value of targeted seeding programs.
Pollinator hedge rows on farms that provide additional food to local native bees.