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Beneficial predators

A factsheet indicating the insect species that can be useful predators of pests with benefits for agricultural production, game birds and other wildlife.

Year of Publication2008

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has researched ways of helping farmers to control insect pests naturally without spraying crops with insecticides. By providing the right habitat the G&WCT has found that it encourages the natural enemies of these pests, known as ‘beneficial predators’.

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crop protectioncampaign for the farmed environment
Organisation Logo for Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Using science to promote game and wildlife management as an essential part of nature conservation - advising farmers and landowners on improving habitats for game and wildlife.

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