27-Sep-17 Back

01:15 pm - 02:30 pm

Breakout Session #6 - Protecting Pollinator Health: Science and Policy


  • Dr. Rob Currie, U of M
  • Collin Stone, International Honey Products
  • Greg Sekulic, Canola Council of Canada
  • Moderator: Dr. Maria Trainer, Managing Director, Science and Regulatory Affairs, Chemistry, CropLife Canada

Did you know 75 percent of all crops depend on help from pollinators? Without assistance from these incredible animals, some of the most valuable crop yields can potentially drop by up to 90 percent. Our pollinators are disappearing, and their dwindling population is one of the most pressing problems agriculture faces today. As the global population continues to rise, what role can science and public policy play to help ensure pollinators survive and thrive?

Presentation Theatre

Rob Currie

Dr. Currie obtained a B.Sc. in Zoology (1979), and an M.Sc.(1982) and Ph.D.(1986) in Entomology from the University of

Gregory Sekulic

Gregory Sekulic is an agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada. Gregory obtained his BSc in Agriculture,

Maria Trainer

Dr. Maria Trainer is the Managing Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs – Chemistry – for CropLife