Learn More About Beneficial Insects in Your Crops
Field Heroes is a campaign just launched by the Western Grains Research Foundation to increase awareness of beneficial insects in cropping systems. The Field Heroes campaign encourages growers and agronomists to consider beneficial insects in production recommendations and decisions.
Beneficial insects play a vital biological pest control role in cropping systems yet there is a lack of awareness by agronomists and growers. Significant information including photos, scouting techniques and best management practices on beneficial insects is available from various sources across western Canada.
WGRF has compiled this information into one place www.fieldheroes.ca. This website holds key information on beneficial insects. With the support of researchers, government agencies and academics, technical information is available for commodity groups and agronomy organizations across Western Canada to get the word out.