Link the points: Plant diversity, pollen and pest management

“Connect the Points – Plant Variety, Pollen and Pest Management” at the 7 p.m. Go to to register. Registration deadline is September 15.

The number of flowering plants has decreased. How do you translate the number of plant pests? How does pollen itself play an important role in reducing the need for pesticides? This presentation highlights the multifaceted link between pollen and nectar and unusual insect heroes, says one release.

Joe Bogs has over 29 years of experience in tree and shrub research and pest management and has served as a state specialist. It offers an average of more than 100 teaching a year, including a recent presentation to the Permanent Planting Association.

Following his release, he published articles in a number of trade journals, including Landsculptor (Michigan Green Industry Association), Bukye Arborist (Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association) and the Canadian Landscape Conservation.

He is a co-director of the Buckeye Environmental Garden Team at Ohio State University and a frequent contributor to the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line blog. His weekly radio program, The Buggy Joe Boggs Report, airs from April to October on Saturday mornings, “In the Garden with Ron Wilson” (iHeartRadio: WKRC, Cincinnati; News Radio 610 WTVN, Columbus).

The Southern Appalachian Plant Association is a regional non-profit educational organization designed to provide educational and horticultural learning opportunities through programs, projects and member interactions. SAPS membership is open to gardeners, beginners and professionals alike. Visit for more information.


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