‘Save the dung beetle’, pleads global science chief

OSLO, Norway (Reuters) — Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, says the chair of a global scientific project. “We are trying to … put biodiversity and ecosystems on the same level — as […] Read more

Naturalized areas support beneficial insects

Avoid fence to fence cropping | Helpful insects feed on other insects that damage crops

RIDGETOWN, Ont. — Farmers like to see an endless carpet of crop, but natural areas need to be part of the mix if they hope to tap into farm-friendly insects. “In order to bolster the population of these insects, it’s important to have some floral diversity,” Ben Phillips, an extension worker at Michigan State University, […] Read more