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Attracting beneficials

publication date: Jan 1, 2005
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Orius insidiosus, a pirate bug, is a tremendous ally in the greenhouse, providing biological control of thrips, aphids and mites. A great way to attract and keep Orius in the greenhouse is to have blooming marigolds there as habitat and food source, Carol Glenister of IPM Laboratories Inc. writes in Passages, the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.

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