- Vegetables: beans
- Crop Production: biological inoculants
- Pest Management: general pest management
This project will harvest naturally-occurring populations of beneficial lady beetles that have been observed on fava beans and on kale that has overwintered and gone to seed. The project will explore whether it is better to move eggs or adults into the greenhouse, where they can help with early season pest control, and to determine their effectiveness. The farmer will also observe the breeding patterns among the lady beetles.