How to Identify & Monitor Beneficial Beetles on Your Farm

Speaker's Corner

A session describing why and how to monitor beneficial beetles on farms. This will focus on carabid beetles that eat crop pests and weed seeds, and the farm measures that can encourage abundance and diversity of species in different systems. Attendees will learn why and how to trap beneficial beetles on their farms, and there will be a practical demonstration of beetle ID from traps collected on site, with a free Farmland Carabid ID guide for attendees, and an introduction to a monitoring phone app. Farmers are encouraged to ‘bring a beetle’ or photos of beetles from their farm for everyone to look at.