One of the principles of Integrated Pest Management is to make maximum use of natural pest control services provided by beneficial insects. Farmers are often unaware of these predatory and parasitic insects and may even spray them, not realising that they can help keep pest levels under control. PAN UK and PAN Ethiopia’s new illustrated pocket guide ‘Farmers’ Friends and Cotton Pests: Identification Guide for Ethiopian Cotton Fields’ helps farmers and extension staff to learn about some commonly observed natural pest enemies and how to encourage more of them into farmers’ fields. Many of the natural enemies featured can be found in other crops too, making this guide useful beyond cotton.
Download the guide in English or Amharic here.