Syngenta Canada and the Soil Conservation Council of Canada are partnering to expand Operation Pollinator in western Canada.
The Syngenta program focuses on research and partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators.
Farmers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are eligible to sign up for the program.
Producers are being asked to convert one-to-two acres of lower-productivity land to establish a dedicated Operation Pollinator site.
In exchange for the land-use, farmers receive a pollinator-friendly wildflower seed and agronomic advice.
The goal of the program is to establish and maintain new pollinator-friendly habitats over the long term and enhance biodiversity.
More information can be found at www.soilcc.ca.