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Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts

Insect management tends to focus on pests that cause damage and reduce yields, but one aspect of integrated pest management (IPM) includes the knowledge of beneficial insects that naturally control those pests.  In peanuts, there are several different beneficial parasitoids that can be found preying on pest insects in the southern U.S.  A parasitoid is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/07/beneficial-parasitic-wasps-in-peanuts/

Wasps Have a Purpose

Mud dauber, Photo Credit: UF/IFAS Extension Paper wasp, Photo Credit: UF/IFAS Extension   I respect the fact that wasps can sting when threatened or disturbed. But I also respect the fact that they are beneficial.   Every time I’ve been stung by wasps, I either accidentally disturbed a nest that I didn’t know was there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/04/wasps-have-a-purpose/