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Resources on natural enemies and pollinators

This provides a long list of links to resources on identifying, conserving, and enhancing pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests.

General Resources:

Identifying and Enhancing Natural Enemies in Vegetable Crops VideoGreat Lakes Vegetable Working Group Natural Enemies Video and Workshop Resources
Access video directly at

OMAFRA Integrated Pest Management web page

Natural Enemy Identification:

Natural Enemy Field Guide (2 pages colour) (Ohio State University)

Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz IDBuckeye Lady Beetle Blitz Identification Guide (2 page colour) (Ohio State University)

Ontario CropIPM – Beneficials (Apples) (beneficial-pest interactions, online gallery) (OMAFRA)

Identifying Natural Enemies in Crops and Landscapes (46 pg pocket guide) (Michigan State University)
Order form at

Identifying Natural Enemies

Native Plants and Ecosystem Services – Natural Enemies gallery (Michigan State University)

Biological Control: A Guide to natural Enemies in North America (Cornell University)
Learn about parasitoids, pathogens, predators, and weed feeders. Click on the Table of Contents in each of those sections to see the list of natural enemies. Click on the name of each organism to learn more.

Ground beetleGround and Tiger Beetles (Penn State University)
PDF at

Natural Enemy Habitat and Conservation:

Attracting Beneficial InsectsAttracting Beneficial Insects with Native Flowering Plants (5 page PDF) (Michigan State University)

Native Plants and Ecosystem Services (6 page booklet) (Michigan State University)
available to order at MSU Extension Bookstore

Native Plants and Ecosystem Services – Plant Facts (online tool) (Michigan State University)

Farming for Beneficial Insects webinar

Farming for Beneficial InsectsFarming for Beneficial Insects presentation (PDF)

Ontario CropIPM – Beneficials (Apples) (Impact of Pesticides on Beneficials) (OMAFRA)

Koppert Biological Systems – Pesticide-Beneficial Side Effects (online tool or app for Android or iOS)

BioBest Sustainable Crop Management – Pesticide-Beneficial Side Effects manual (online tool)

OMAFRA Guide to Fruit Production (Publication 360),
Table 3-11, Toxicity of Pesticides to Mite and Aphid Predators (PDF, page 65, 2016-17 Edition)
Publication ordering information and download link:

Pollinator Identification:

Ohio Bee Identification Guide (2 pages colour) (Ohio State University)

Pollinator Habitat and Conservation:

Farming for BeesFarming for Bees (The Xerces Society)

Pollinator Conservation Resources – Great Lakes Region (The Xerces Society) (online list of links)

Pollinator Conservation Resources for the Eastern U.S. (The Xerces Society) (list of links – PDF)

Selecting Plants for Pollinators (The Pollinator Partnership) (pdf)

Conserving Native Bees on Farmland (4 page PDF) (Michigan State University)

Reducing the Risk to Pollinators (OMAFRA – corn and soybeans)

Reducing the Risk to Pollinators


Ontario’s Least Wanted: Report the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug/Don’t Confuse BMSB With These Stinkers

From OMAF & MRA Natural Enemies Workshop, August 7, 2013. Updated March 2017, March 2016, April 2015.

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