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Sustainable Production: Grower Resource List

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Compiled by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Pest Management

Books and Publications
  • Farming with Native Beneficial Insects: Ecological Pest Control Solutions, by Eric Lee Mader, Jennifer Hopwood, Lora Morandin, Mace Vaughan, and Scott Hoffman Black. The Xerces Society.
  • Habitat Planning for Beneficial Insects: Guidelines for Conservation Biological Control, by Jennifer Hopwood, Eric Lee-Mäder, Lora Morandin, Mace Vaughan, Claire Kremen, Jessa Kay Cruz, Jim Eckberg, Sarah Foltz-Jordan, Kelly Gill, Thelma Heidel-Baker, and Sara Morris. The Xerces Society. Click here to download.
  • Pests of the Garden and Small Farm: A Grower’s Guide to Using Less Pesticide, Second Edition, by Mary Louise Flint
  • Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control, by Mary Louise Flint and Steve Dreistadt
  • How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee As an Orchard Pollinator, by Sustainable Agriculture Network
  • The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control, edited by Barbara W. Ellis and Fern Marshall Bradley
  • Biological Control of Insects and Mites: an Introduction to Beneficial Natural Enemies and Their Use in Pest Management, by Daniel L. Mahr and Nino M. Ridgway, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Enhancing Biological Control: Habitat Management to Promote Natural Enemies of Agricultural Pests, edited by C.H. Pickett and R.L. Bugg
  • Conservation Biological Control, edited by Pedro Barbosa
  • Garden Insects of North America, by Whitney Cranshaw
  • Insects and Gardens, by Eric Grissell
  • A Field Guide to the Insects, by Donald J. Borror and Richard E. White
  • Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Insects, by Ross H. Arnett, Jr. and Richard L. Jacques
  • Insects: their Natural History and Diversity – with a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America, by Stephen A. Marshall
  • Steel in the Field: A Farmer’s Guide to Weed Management Tools, edited by Greg Bowman
Equipment and Supplies

This document is a partial list of resources for growers and does not imply endorsement by North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, or North Carolina Cooperative Extension of any of the companies, products, or organizations listed.

Written By

Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie Email Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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