In the FFS the participants learn about natural enemies, which are beneficial insects for the farmer.
Integrated Pest Management consists of strategies that conserve and augment beneficial insects. In the Farmer Field School we learn to recognize natural enemies and to understand their role in the ecosystem. Every crop management decision we take is aimed at conserving predators and parasitoids (e.g. avoid pesticides) and creating an environment in which they can survive and multiply.
The pictures on this page show some examples of predators and parasitoids.