Trying to grow an organic backyard garden, greenhouse, orchard or farm? Trying to grow bees?
Then you already know that you need to prevent insect pests from damaging your crops. Once they take hold, they are hard to get rid of, so you need a solution that will not only keep them from gaining a foothold at the beginning of the growing season, but also last throughout the growing season.
We’ve put together a list of articles below which will shed light on how this can be accomplished using Entomopathogenic Beneficial Nematodes. Most articles include photos of the pests they talk about.
PS. In case you want to dig in even more, most of these articles also have scientific article sources listed at the bottom!
- Important facts about beneficial nematodes
- Susceptibility of economically important insect pests to the beneficial nematodes
- Check here for the insect pest that affects your garden the most and see if they can be controlled by a Beneficial Nematode
- Control of squash bugs with beneficial insects
- Many naturally occurring beneficial insects can keep squash bug population under economic threshold level in our organic gardens. See which ones you need.
- Biological control of small hive beetles with beneficial nematodes
- Beneficial nematodes can control small hive beetles without harming honeybees.
- How and how many beneficial nematodes should be applied for the control of insect pests in your organic garden
- Proper application and optimum rate of beneficial nematodes is essential to achieve effective control of insect pests
- Japanese beetles can be controlled with beneficial nematodes
- Japanese beetles cause serious damage to turf and many ornamental crops. Entomopathogenic nematodes have been proven to effective in controlling this pest.
- Natural enemies of aphids
- Aphids are one of the economically important insect pests of organic gardens. Predatory insects like ladybugs can be introduced in the gardens to suppress the aphid populations
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