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  • Youth Seminars
    Seminar Youth Seminar PROBLEM Youth from age nine and up are interested in insect ecology but their teachers do not have the knowledge or resources to teach them SIGNIFICANCE Early introduction to biological control building on children s natural fascination with bugs will make future farmers and consumers more conversant with ecologically based pest management STRATEGY Develop a youth oriented introduction to ecologically based pest management and present two seminars

    Original URL path: http://www.dietrick.org/projects/youth.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Info
    natural biological controls Five Features of IPM Everett Dietrick s key features for sustainable IPM program Corn the King Sparsely interplanted hills of corn will help attract and nurture sets of predatory and parasitic insects beneficial to biological control of many different market crops Monitoring Insect Ecology Insect ecology has multiple meanings However we will define it for this discussion in the context of a grower wanting to profit from crops Deke s Obituary Everett Dietrick is remembered by his colleges friends and family Deke s Truck Vac An article from the Imperial County Farm Bureau Monthly May 1957 Acres USA Interview A candid interview with Deke in the Summer of 1996 for Acres USA Magazine Farmer to Farmer Another candid interview with Deke this time in July 1994 Seasonal Chef Interview Deke talks about what it means to be a pioneering Entomologis War on bugs The VC Reporter Chronicles an Insight into Rincon 150Vitova Beneficial insects 1973 The Press in Riverside cover Deke s work in this 1973 article Training Materials Deke s Insect Foodweb Collage A collage demonstrating the foodweb that emerges from deomposing organic matter Deke s Letters Published Papers Biological Control By Farmer Insectaries Argentine Ants

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  • Our Org
    Contact Us Contact Us Staff Board of Directors Info Articles Training Materials Deke s Letters Published Materials Links Project List Fighting Avocado Pests BASIC Kern Co BASIC Pilot B3 Garden Naturfarm BioControl of RGLP Borders Interplantings BC of GWSS Habitat Enhancement Walnut Husk Fly Project Avocado Grove Demo BC of Pepper Weevil Soil Compost Seminar Compost Tea Seminar Youth Seminar Staff Board of Directors Contact Us Our Goals Our Mission

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  • Our Goals
    an ecological system Collect generate and disseminate knowledge about agricultural practices and values in harmony with the environment Expand awareness of pest problems in the context of a food web Educate about the role of biodiversity in agro ecosystems Develop biodiversity in agro ecosystems for pest management Cooperate with groups on the same path of care for land and future generations Share knowledge and skills about ecologically based pest management

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  • Our Mission
    learn practical strategies to benefit from biodiversity in soil and aerial food webs The DI works with farmers and others including agricultural educators to observe and manage habitats so that beneficial organisms take care of pests and diseases Our Values We believe that agriculture is central to any successful human economy Strong sustainable communities are the context diversity the strength interconnectedness the perspective and teaching is most valuable service we

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  • Our Story
    to many leaders in the biocontrol field showing how to gently shift the balance of pests and their predators in ways that help ensure plants are protected cost effectively The DI program builds on five principles of ecologically based pest management expounded by Deke since the early 1970 s regular monitoring habitat enhancement emphasis on cultural control methods augmentation with beneficial insects as needed and reliance on only the least

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  • Our Work
    environments minimizing toxic pesticides Our educational media include vacuum insect collectors and microscope projectors to offer exciting transformative field days and seminars Participants gain deeper understanding of how applied insect ecology works and are more able to practice and teach others biological pest control techniques Cotton Providing monitoring and training for cotton farmers and their farmworkers to minimize pesticide use Walnuts Observing walnut husk fly using enhanced habitat and other

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  • Contact Us
    as an alternative to the use of toxic chemicals in agriculture The Dietrick Institute for Applied Insect Ecology PO Box 2506 Ventura CA 93002 GPS Coordinates W119º 17 30 N34º 18 30 805 643 3169 Fax 805 643 6267 jan

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