Build it and they will come: Integrating beneficial beetle habitat with organic growing systems economically

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Juan Carlos Cervantes
Celestial Harvest, Inc

Annual Reports


  • Animals: beetle


  • Production Systems: organic agriculture

    Proposal summary:

    This project will test the viability of beetle banks in the North Central region for managing pests on smallorganic vegetable operations. This work will serve as a demonstration to growers in the North Central region on how to create a healthy farm enviornment for crop production using pest control techniques that are both preventive and economical.

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