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Wasps May Help in the Fight Against Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bugs. [USDA]

From the UCANR Green Blog Scientists are rearing tiny Asian wasps in quarantine and evaluating whether they can be released in California to battle brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive pest that poses a serious threat to the state's $54...

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Biological Control Pest Note Revised

This green lacewing adult is a general predator that feeds on many soft-bodied insects.

Biological control is the beneficial action of predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors in controlling pests and their damage. Biological control provided by these living organisms (collectively called "natural enemies") is especially important...

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Tags: beneficials (1), biological control (7), Dreistadt (3), ipm (64), parasites (4), predators (9)

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