Farming for Beneficial Insects (Pollinators, Predators, and Parasitoids), presented at the 2014 Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference in Mobile, AL, January 17 & 18, 2014. Pollinators (especially native bees) and other beneficial insects (that help control crop pests) are crucial to ensure healthy crop harvests. This session will help you understand habitat needs of pollinators, predators and parasitoids common in our region and ways you can support their conservation with habitat and farm management. Also learn where to access resources for bee and other insect identification, plant selection, and successful habitat establishment. A habitat assessment guide to evaluate your farm habitat and other resources are available from the Xerces Society at http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/PollinatorHabitatAssessment.pdf . Nancy Adamson, Xerces Society and NRCS East National Technology Support Center (NC).
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