Farming with Native Beneficial Insects – Stuttgart, AR

November 8th, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Univ. of Arkansas Rice Research & Extension Center
Stuttgart, AR

Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Conservation Biological Control Specialist at the Xerces Society, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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