This session will cover the basic biology, behaviors, and use of biological pest management (biocontrol) agents in landscape and nursery settings. Topics discussed will include: identification, physiology, behaviors, and hunting strategies of predator and parasitoid insects, as well as techniques for their deployment, recruitment, and monitoring.
1. Attendees will be able to identify common biological control agents.
2. Attendees will know the hunting strategies of biological control agents.
3. Attendees will be able to identify plants that support biological control agents.