Conservation Strategies

         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, Bengaluru"