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Beneficial Insects Publications & Resources

Alaska Field Guide to Potato Pests and Beneficial Insects in English and Russian > PDF
This 128-page pocket-sized manual helps potato field workers scout for and identify economically important diseases, insects, and weeds in potato crops in Alaska. Each pest or beneficial insect is ass . . . . . more details
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Beekeeping Equipment Expenses: Woodenware and Other Components > PDF
Woodenware for a typical honey bee colony includes vertically stackable boxes with removable frames, a bottom board, lid and a queen excluder. The most common design is Langstroth equipment. Langstrot . . . . . more details

Encouraging Beneficial Insects in Your Garden > PDF

Discusses how to use beneficial insects for controlling garden pests, including how to protect beneficials, create habitat for them, and buy and release them. Includes draw . . . . . more details


Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards
To produce high-quality wine and juice grapes, effective pest management is essential. The second edition of Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards addresse . . . . . more details

Honey Bee Colony Maintenance Expenses: Supplemental Feed, Requeening and Medication > PDF
Success in pollination, honey production and other aspects of a beekeeping business depends on honey bee health. Strong, thriving colonies require many inputs from the beekeeper, including feed (carbo . . . . . more details

Operational Equipment Expenses for a Commercial Beekeeping Operation in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
When developing a business plan for a commercial beekeeping operation, a beekeeper must plan for honey production. Even if other income sources, such as pollination or nucleus/package/queen sales, are . . . . . more details

Pollinators in Canola in the Inland Pacific Northwest > PDF
Pollinators play an important role in crop productivity. Unfortunately, myriad pressures are causing their populations to decline steeply. While a single approach to solving the pollinator crisis is u . . . . . more details

Revenue Sources for a Commercial Beekeeping Operation in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Pollination services and honey production are the primary revenue sources for a beekeeping business based in the Pacific Northwest. Those starting a beekeeping operation should focus on two to three r . . . . . more details

Using Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Crop Insect Pest Control > PDF
Nematodes (nonsegmented, elongated, and colorless roundworms) can be beneficial or harmful to crops and other plants. The former (entomopathogenic nematodes) attack soilborne insect pests but are not . . . . . more details

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University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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