The Pests and Beneficials in Australian Cotton Landscapes guide introduces the role that native vegetation can play in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
It outlines some simple management principles that we can use to make areas of native vegetation more effective as habitats for beneficials. For instance, putting bat houses in some trees will encourage bats that consume a considerable amount of insect pests.
The guide also provides photos and information so that you can identify the pests and beneficials in the crop and the natural environment. Good IPM starts with being able to correctly identify what’s in your crop.