In order to improve grower knowledge of beneficial insect identification and how to support these insects with the use of flowering plots, Brett Blauuw and a team of researchers at Michigan State University developed this Beneficial Insect Guide, which identifies common crop pollinators and common natural enemies.
Want more information? See the related SARE grants:
- Native Plant Conservation Strips for Sustainable Pollination and Pest Control in Fruit Crops (LNC08-297)
- Evaluation of Plant Composition and Strip Size on the Effectiveness of Native Plant Conservation Strips for Sustainable Enhancement of Beneficial Insect Communities (GNC09-116)
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