Learn More About Beneficial Insects in Your Crops

Be Selective

Use a more selective insecticide that has reduced impact on the beneficial insect population allows producers to benefit from both types of control.

Spray With Intent

Spraying insecticide at specific times of day can protect the beneficial insect population present in the crop and allow the beneficial insects to do their job controlling damaging insect pests.

Think About The Cost

Considering the biological control offered by beneficial insects present in the crop can avoid costly precautionary insecticide applications.

Economic Thresholds

Economic threshold numbers are available for calculating the impact of many common pests and offer producers a strong indication of when a financial benefit can be achieved or when the cost of spraying outweighs the benefit.

Consider Beneficial Insects When Making Crop Production Decisions

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