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Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control



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By Rex Dufour

Published: 2000

Updated: 2000

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40 pages


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Introduction

This publication contains information about increasing and managing biodiversity on a farm to favor beneficial organisms, with emphasis on beneficial insects. The types of information farmscapers need to consider is outlined and emphasized. Appendices have information about various types and examples of successful 'farmscaping' (manipulations of the agricultural ecosystem), plants that attract beneficials, pests and their predators, seed blends to attract beneficial insects, examples of farmscaping, hedgerow establishment and maintenance budgets, and a sample flowering period table.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Farmscape Planning
Other Considerations
Farmscaping for Birds and Bats
A Recap: Steps to Farmscaping
Federal Cost Share Programs
Summary
References
Useful Contacts
Useful Web sites
Additional Reading
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G

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