2016 C4 – Management of Pests and Beneficial Insects on Vegetable Crops
Presenter: Carmen Blubaugh, WSU CAHNRS
Get an introduction to identification and management of pests and predatory insects common to vegetable farms. We’ll begin with dramatic farm insect photography, specific tips for distinguishing good bugs and bad bugs and documentation of predator-prey interactions between predators and insect pests. Learn how to monitor and predict pest damage, prevent pest outbreaks, and manage pest outbreaks when they occur. Finally, learn ways to stabilize beneficial insect communities and optimize natural pest suppression.