Unformatted text preview: farms talked about in this seminar are commercial farms, and since MacDonald’s and Cisco are requiring farmers to use fewer pesticides, this information is very valuable to them. If they can find out how to get rid of these Potato Beetles, it could save them a lot of money and this research is showing one way of eliminating these beetles. If I could ask this speaker one question it would be have you tried to find a spray that would fall under MacDonald’s and Cisco’s standards that can also eliminate these beetles? I would ask this because I feel that even though the study shows that the beetle population can be managed through correct predators, very rarely do you find these combinations of predators just as they were done in the lab....
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- Spring '11
- beetle, Colorado potato beetle, potato beetles, Lauren Brockmiller