A comprehensive guide to insect management in commercial crops and environments and in home landscapes and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Covers pesticide safety and toxicity, protecting bees, adjuvants, mixing tables, calibration, and biological control. Other sections cover a wide variety of...
Describes the three types of beneficial insects (predators, pollinators, and parasitoids) and the pests they control. Illustrates common beneficial insects of the Pacific Northwest. Explains how to protect beneficial insects from insecticides and create habitat for them. Includes a list of garden...
Collecting insects can be a fun hobby, and is also an important step in IPM. The resources in this collection will help you learn how to find and collect insects and arthropods, then prepare them so that they can be useful for identification and research efforts.
Aug 9, 2019Beneficial insects will often show up to feed on pest insects so don't kill indiscriminately.
Jun 10, 2019Biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, would be more effective in natural areas bordering crops or at times when certain insecticides aren’t being applied.