Kearney Seed Corn Production Pollinator Habitat
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Certified through 2022
Kearney, NE Pollinator Habitat
About the Program
Located in southern Nebraska, the Kearney Seed Corn Production Pollinator Habitat has been managed since 2018 by two members of the Bayer Corporation staff to promote on-site pollinator populations. The 2.2 acres of grasslands are located adjacent to the operational corn seed production center on-site. The team aims to attract monarch butterflies and other pollinator species to the area and to improve overall monarch populations in the region.
Practices and Impacts
- Team members maintain the site through mowing, weeding and chemical spot treating. This ensures the site is growing target plant species and eliminates undesired invasive plant species.
- Monthly observations are recorded during the growing season to monitor for plant and animal species. Two site employees photograph the vegetation and report on the species they find surviving in the habitat.
- The team invites their local Future Farmers of America Chapter to visit the site to learn about the team's monarch habitat work.
- The team also encourages employees to visit the site during certain months of the year to learn about the habitat and conservation efforts.
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