Using Beneficial Insects for Natural Pest Management – VIMEA

Ganjapreneur recorded this presentation from Shane Young of Natural Enemies about beneficial insects and predatory mites at a Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance meetup in March 2016.

This presentation demonstrates the importance of transitioning from a pesticide and chemical approach to a biological approach to pest management, as well as why this transition must occur gradually. It covers some of the most common predatory mites and insects used to combat a variety of different infestations, how to properly apply the insects, how “trap plants” growing alongside your commercial crops can work to draw pests away from the plants that matter, and many other topics related to biological pest management.

The presentation concludes with an open Q&A session featuring thoughtful questions from the audience.