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The wild side of pest control

You may not always see beneficial insects in your field, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t providing you with an important pest control service.

Dr. Alejandro Costamagna, associate professor of entomology at the University of Manitoba, spoke earlier this year about how all insects are not created equal and how some insects are a very effective control method against the pests trying to make a meal of your crop.

In this video, Costamagna offers some advice for growers on beneficial insect control methods, the types of habitat that can help them thrive, how insects in nearby crops help control pest insects, and why female soybean aphids are a major threat to soybean growers.

Video editing by Dylan Paradis.

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