In biological control in the Garden Guide
Often our garden is colonized by harmful insects which damage to our crops.
These insects feed on leaves, plant sap or fruit damaging our crops.
It is necessary to prevent the wounds through a preventive method of biological control that is to create a suitable habitat for beneficial insects to our garden.
A natural method to protect vegetables and greens is the biological control with predatory insects.
The damaging insect pests to crops, are in fact, a food for some predators insects.
You can artificially introduce entomophages insects (predators and parasitoids) as ladybugs, solitary wasps and other species to reduce the parasites of our vegetables.
The presence of suitable environmental conditions and the provision of appropriate nests, ensures a stable presence of insect predators that helps to create a balanced ecosystem orchard.
Once you create the ideal habitat is possible to purchase the necessary insects or catch them in other places and transfer them in our garden.
Among the insects to be introduced, we can mention:
· Antalya (predator of aphids)
· Antocoride (predator psyllids)
· Aphidius (parasitoid of aphids)
· Criptolemo (predator of scale insects)
· Crisopa (predator of aphids)
· Diglyphus (parasitoids of Liriomyza)
· Mite (predator of red spider mite)
· Macrolophus (predator of whiteflies)
· Nasonia (parasitoid flies)
· Nephus (predator of scale insects)
· Orius (predator of thrips)
The main benefits from biological control are to preserve the environment and feed on vegetables free of chemical contaminants, as biological control preclude the use of pesticides.