Using Red Clover to Reduce Greenhouse Gas and Increase Pollinator Services

Recipient:

Department of Entomology

Amount:

$11,000

Researchers in Entomology will conduct field studies during two separate growing seasons to evaluate the use of red clover to reduce GHG emissions and enhance the number, diversity, and effectiveness of pollinators. The research will be done at the at UMD Upper Marlboro Facility, a research and education center used by UMD Extension and the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Due to Extension's educational mission, one outcome of this research is the potential to share conclusions with state farmers and gardeners, widening the environmental reach of the study.