Good Bugs Make for Good Fields
“Garden spiders, are they impactful in an ag setting? And the answer is yes, they can be very impactful in the ag setting too. So typically, we probably think of a spider, you know, the eve of a house, maybe in a garden or something like that. But they're just as impactful in the field. So and you know, I've just named a couple beneficial insects that are common, you know, we have some parasitic wasp in the area. Sure, there's some of them that come into service parasitoids that can help control to.”
Procheska says that Scouting is the best way to know how many insects and what kinds of insects are in a field.
He also says there are some examples of insects that are both a pest and a beneficial bug. The larvae from butterflies are difficult later, but once a butterfly is mature, it turns into a pollinating insect.