Blanket of Attack: Supporting Natural Enemy Insects

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Less Pests. More Profits. Better Planet.

Farmland that provides food and shelter for a variety of natural enemy insects can boost crop health and yield. This video features Karell Reader of Luz del Valle Farm and Bill Snyder, professor of agroecology at University of Georgia. Karell shares her journey of increasing biodiversity on her farm and the benefits natural enemy insects bring to her apple orchards. Bill discusses how a farm that supports different species with different ecological niches provides a blanket of attack. No matter what the life cycle or location of the pest, there are always natural enemies around to attack it.

For information about the hedgerow installation process, see the document Increasing Farm Diversity: Timeline and Steps for Hedgerows, Windbreaks and Riparian Areas