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Old 06-22-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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beetle02 Beetle Banks

One of the interesting things we learned about at the Conservation Biological Control Short Course that we attended last Friday was beetle banks. Predatory beetles do a lot of pest control in fields and gardens. They do a lot of their predatory work at night or just below the soil surface so very few people are aware of their contribution to pest control.

Making a beetle bank is quite easy and it doesn't take up a lot of space. Here's a nice article on beetle banks:

Try Beetle Banks for Organic Pest Management

Try Beetle Banks for Organic Pest Management - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

I think I'll try to get the local master gardener organization to put one in their demonstration gardens.
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