Beneficial Organisms

Beneficial organisms carry out a wide variety of essential work in agro-ecosystems. Honeybees and other pollinators pollinate most of the plants that humans consume. Earthworms and other soil organisms perform critical roles in creating healthy soil structure and helping to cycle both carbon and nutrients. Meanwhile, predators help keep problematic insect pest populations in check.

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Birds of Prey and Dairy Farms

This video explains a variety of attempts to encourage natural predators as biocontrol for pest birds and rodents in agriculture, particularly dairies. 3 minutes. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA under award number FW14-012 Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE). Opinions expressed […]

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