This field guide is intended for use by all persons who work in conifer seed orchards in British Columbia. It features beneficial arthropods which are common and/or important in seed orchards, with emphasis on biology and conservation. The term beneficial is used to include not only predators and parasites, but also pollinators and nutrient recyclers. Habitat manipulation techniques are provided to assist seed orchard managers in attracting and retaining beneficial arthropods. Pesticide toxicity specific to each beneficial are listed when available.
Hall, M. J.A.. 2009. A field guide to beneficial insects and arachnids in British Columbia seed orchards. Tree Improvement Branch. Misc. Report (FLNRORD). MR97
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Pest, Management
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