- Vegetables: sweet corn
- Pest Management: biological control, field monitoring/scouting
European Corn Borer is a major pest of sweet corn, and organic growers have limited tools for control. The farmer will conduct controlled releases of Trichogramma ostriniae, a wasp that parasitizes the eggs of the corn borer, and he will monitor the presence of the corn borer against their presence in a control plot. The results will be made available through a fresh produce cooperative, extension, and through the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.