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Georgia Farming with Beneficial Insects

In this full-day Conservation Biological Control short course, learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control. 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. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

Intended Audience

The content of this course is tailored to the needs of farmers, NRCS, SWCD, Extension, and Georgia Department of Agriculture employees, as well as crop consultants, natural resource specialists, and non-governmental conservation organization staff. For lunch, please bring your own (or travel to nearby venue) and a refillable water bottle.

Learn how to attract native beneficial insects—predators and parasitoids of pests—to your orchard, farm, or garden!

Registration is $45 per person. Participants receive the Xerces Society’s Beneficial Insects Toolkit and a copy of Farming With Native Beneficial Insects.

Students interested in participating, please contact nancy@xerces.org. Space is limited.

Please pre-register by October 10, at http://xerces.org/event/

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