Using Buckwheat to Attract Beneficial Insects for Crop Protection

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2010: $9,037.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2012
Grant Recipient: Parson Produce
Region: Southern
State: South Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Parson
Parson Produce

NOTE: No Final Report available for this project.

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Crop Production: cover crops, crop rotation, pollinator habitat

    Proposal summary:

    Using buckwheat to attract beneficial insects for crop protection.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    The objective was to establish research plots on the farm and begin taking data on pests and beneficial in the buckwheat and cash crops. Outreach goals focused on describing the project during workshops and establishing demonstration plots at nearby farms.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.