johnrutherford

Liittynyt: 15. syyskuuta 2021 Viimeksi aktiivinen: 4. helmikuuta 2023 iNaturalist

Bachelor of Agriculture from UNE. 1 years experience in sales agronomy for livestock, pastures and summer crops. 3 years experience volunteering as manager of a 1.5ha near- organic, mixed vegetable farm. I have always had an interest in growing things and enjoy identifying plants, primarily Australian grasses and herbs, and weed species. Even prior to starting in my volunteer role, I have had a keen interest in identifying and learning about beneficial insects and their role in insect pest reduction. We usually release trichogramma pretiosum wasps in our summer vegetables to control helicoverpa grubs, but have identified or noticed a vast array of naturally present beneficial insects, such as ladybugs, brown lace wings, hoverflies, Apidius (colemani?) wasps, and a large range of so far unidentified wasps.

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