Project Number: 3060-21000-041-03-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2015
End Date: Jun 30, 2020
Improve insect pollinator health through physiological analysis of insects (especially the alfalfa leafcutting bee) during industrial standard and improved handling techniques.
Key physiological aspects, including analysis of lipid reserves, micro-CT structural analysis, and an assessment of immune response will be used to determine alfalfa leafcutting bee health during standard and improved handling techniques.