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Farmscaping for Beneficials

OSU, the Xerces Society and Oregon Tilth have initiated a partnership to develop a grower-based program in conservation biological control (CBC) and pollinator conservation

This partnership is based upon the FAO-developed principles of Community IPM which continues as the Field Alliance. Community IPM incorporates IPM in a strategy for local, sustainable agricultural development where farmers:

  • act on their own initiative and analysis;
  • identify and resolve relevant problems;
  • conduct their own local IPM programs that include research and educational activities;
  • elicit support from local institutions;
  • establish or adapt local organizations that include farmers as decision makers;
  • employ problem-solving and decision-making processes that are open and egalitarian;
  • create opportunities for all farmers in their communities to participate and benefit from the IPM activity;
  • promote a locally sustainable agricultural system.

The program consists of:

    • Farmer-to-farmer information exchanges
    • Farm walks and demonstrations of techniques
    • On-farm research and development
    • Emphasis on farm planning as well as the techniques themselves

    For information on this program, contact Gwendolyn Ellen

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