Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Inc Biological Solutions for Pest Management

Web Links to Useful Sites

 

 

Friends

 

The Dietrick Institute for Applied Insect Ecology http://dietrick.org

Ecological Farming Association (previously Committee for Sustainable Agriculture) http://www.eco-farm.org/

Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) http://www.birc.org/

Living with bugs (urban entomology) http://www.livingwithbugs.com/

Acres U.S.A http://www.acresusa.com

California Alliance with Family Farmers http://www.caff.org

Organic Trade Organization http://www.ota.org

Northwest Coalition For Alternatives To Pesticides (Ncap) http://www.pesticide.org

Association of Applied Insect Ecologists http://www.aaie.net

Dont Panic Eat Organic- Sal Schettino's wonderful collection of info on organic agriculture http://www.rain.org/~sals/my.html

Bat conservation International http://www.batcon.org

Rachel's Environment & Health Weekly http://www.monitor.net/rachel/rehw-home.html

Natural Agricultural Network of the Americas (N.A.N.A.)  http://www.emnana.org/jpcf_1st/Default.htm

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture  http://www.maharishivedicorganicagriculture.com/

Assn of Natural Biocontrol Producers http://www.anbp.org

Invisble Gardner, Andy Lopez http://www.invisiblegardener.com/

American Natural Products - for home gardeners http://americanatural.com

Soil Technologies, http://www.soiltechcorp.com

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply http://www.groworganic.com/default.html

 

 

Soil food web, mycorrhizae, insect pathogens, antagonists

 

Information on microbes in soil (our mentor Elaine Ingham) http://www.soilfoodweb.com

BBC Laboratories, Inc. http://www.bbc-labs.com/

The Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book, by Thorsten Kraska http://www.pk.uni-bonn.de/ppigb/ppigb.htm

Plant Pathology annotated links http://www.gardencentredirect.co.uk/Article/guide-to-plant-pathology

microbe suppliers

BioWorks Rootshield http://www.bioworksbiocontrol.com

bio (Biologically Integrated Organics) Ceres http://www.bio-inc.com

Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets http://fungi.com/

Advan, Soilgard http://www.advanllc.com/

Gustafson, Inc, Kodiak AT http://www.gustafson.com/

Natural Resources Group, Activate series of inoculants http://www.callnrg.com/

T & J Enterprises VAM http://www.tandjenterprises.com

VAM http://www.vamfungi.com/

Soil Technologies Corp http://www.soiltechcorp.com

Natural Industries, Actinovate http://www.naturalindustries.com

Advanced Biotech, Inc. Bioworld Odor Treatment http://www.adbio.com

Troy Biosciences Naturalis http://www.troybiosciences.com

 

Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management

 

APHIS National Biological Control Institute (NBCI) - USDA  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/nbci/nbci.html

APHIS Plant Protection Centers - USDA Animal and Plant Health Service http://www.aphis.usda.gov/PPQ/bco/

Auburn's Biological Control Institute (BCI) - Auburn University http://www.ag.auburn.edu/bci/bci.html

Cornell's Biological Control Home Page -  http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu:80/ent/biocontrol/index.html

Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System - University of Florida http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/

Florida's National IPM Network - University of Florida http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/tmp/en.html

NEB Guide - Biological Control of Insect and Mite Pests - University of Nebraska Cooperative Ext. http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/pubs/extnpubs/insects/g1251.HTM#SOURCES

North Carolina's National IPM Network (North Carolina State University)

http://ipmwww.ncsu.edu/

North Carolina State BioControl Contents - North Carolina State University http://ipmwww.ncsu.edu/biocontrol/biocontrol.html

Purdue's Biological Control Laboratory - University of Purdue Cooperative Extension http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/bclab/biocontrol.html

University of California IPM Home Page - University of California at Davis http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/

Association of Natural Biological Control Producers http://www.anbp.org

IPM Now - school and institutional IPM  http://www.ipmnow.org

 

Kid's Ecology

 

Ecology and environment site list  http://www.ecoed.net/resources.htm

NatureServe  on line ecncylopedia of life http://www.natureserve.org/

The Learning Studio The Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio

CBC 4 Kids: the Laboratory http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/the-lab

Mad Science: Kids http://www.madscience.org/madweb/entrance/kids

Bizarre stuff you can make in your kitchen http://www.freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong

Newton’s Apple http://www.ericir.syr.edu/projects/newton

Insects for Kids http://www.insect-world.com

Food chain http://www.library.thinkquest.com/11353/ecosystems.htm

Insects as Food http://www.ent.iastate.edu/misc/insectsasfood.html

Spiders http://www.wildnetafrica.co.za/kidscorner/

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment http://www.globe.gov/

Environmental Database for Schools- A broad-ranging resource that provides environmental science information, tailored for school use. http://www.soton.ac.uk/~engenvir/index.html

 

Genetic Engineering

Consumer Right to Know Campaign, Mothers for Natural Law http://www.safe-food.org/

Genetic ID (testing service for detecting GMO food) http://www.genetic-id.com

http://www.purefood.org/index.htm

RAFI http://www.rafi.ca/

Monsanto http://www.monsanto.com

Greenpeace http://www.greenpeace.org/

Organic Farmers Marketing Association http://www.iquest.net/ofma

Pesticide Action Network http://www.panna.org/panna/campaigns/ge.html

Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/

Soil Association UK http://www.soilassociation.org/

Religious Alliance for Bio-Integrity http://www.bio-integrity.org/

 

Rodent Control with Owls

 

Barn Owl nest box info http://members.tripod.com/~Tommy51/

International Barn Owl restoration page http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/DTrapp/barnowli.htm

Barn Owl Nest Box Project by G Shaw and A. Dowell of the S. Scotland Conservancy. The Nest Box Project is studying the re-establishment requirements for barn owls throughout Illinois

http://www.siue.edu/OSME/river/BONBP.html

Barn Owl Nest Box by James D. Wilson, Construction http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/nathis/birds/owls/barnowl.htm

The Owl Nestbox Resource Page http://www.owlpages.com/owlboxes.html

The Barn Owl (Tyto albq) - Detailed information on building nest boxes for Barn Owls  http://www.rain.org/~sals/barnowl.html

S.C.R.O., Non-profit Society for the Conservation and Research of Owls with members in 15 countries, Adopt an Owl Program, Research, Conservation, Merchandise Catalog, Membership, http://www.scro.comp-net-creations.net/welcome.html

The Barn Owl Conservation Trust is an organisation in England promoting the conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of Owls and raptors. http://www.barnowl.org.uk/

The Owls of North Dakota These pages describe the nine owls of North Dakota and are designed to help you locate and identify these fascinating birds of prey. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/othrdata/owls/owls.htm

 

Owl Facts - an environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation center that specializes in Owls in New York State. http://members.xoom.com/OwlFacts

The Burrowing Owl is part of a site that has information on the endangered species of Alberta, Canada. http://www.afternet.com/~teal/sowl.html

 

 

Rodent Control with Traps and Mechanical Devices

Rodentator, oxy-propane disruptor, quick merciful http://www.rodenator.com

Cinch traps Video Demonstration

contact Don Sprague of Don Sprague Sales (1-800-423-0158)

 

Make Your Own Fly Traps, Biting fly traps, Cone type traps

biting fly trap developed in Africa

http://www.nzitrap.com/

walk through trap

http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/agengin/g01195.htm

canopy trap

http://ipmwww.ncsu.edu/current_ipm/99PestNews/99News5/poultry.html

compare Epps, Horse Pal

http://ipm.ncsu.edu/current_ipm/01PestNews/01News6/poultry.html

fly trap cone type

 

wood frame

http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/tp14.htm

2 liter soda bottle (live catch)

http://insected.arizona.edu/flyrear.htm

five gallon bucket trap

http://www.sonic.net/~dakidd/Horses/FlyTrap/

another five gallon bucket trap

http://www.horse-talk.com/horsetalk24.html

Drosophila, fruit flies

 

vial, funnel, for small quantities

http://biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/lessons2/Geiger/Picpages/Fly_trap_picture_page.htm

jar

http://www.tipking.com/Pests/Pest0010.html

Notes

bait fly traps with apple cider vinegar or wine to catch fruit flies - also known as vinegar flies

a good bait for house flies is 1 part molasses, 3 parts water