Natural enemies are important in regulating populations of many agricultural and forest
insect pests. Approaches to conservation of these natural enemies involve avoidance of
practices harmful to them, as well as adoption of practices that benefit them. In this session,
presenters will talk about conservation biological practices that maintain and enhance the
reproduction, survival and efficacy of natural enemies (macrobials and microbials) of pests.
Lead talk on “Pest management services through biological conservation – Abraham Verghese, Director, GPS Institute of Agricultural Management,