This book could not have been published without the contributions of many scientists, educators and farmers. The concept for Manage Insects on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies came out of a shorter bulletin, also published by SARE Outreach, titled, A Whole Farm Approach to Ecological Pest Management.

Miguel Altieri and Clara Nicholls, University of California-Berkeley, felt that the bulletin topic could be expanded, and authored this manuscript to explore the concept of ecological insect management in greater detail.

Marlene Fritz, University of Idaho Extension communications specialist, working with SARE Outreach staff, edited the manuscript, contacted numerous farmers, scientists and educators, wrote the farm features, and fleshed out the how-to sections of the book. Marlene also solicited and edited additional sections by experts in the other areas of ecological pest management.


Fred Magdoff, University of Vermont

Sharad Phatak, University of Georgia

John Teasdale, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

Joe Lewis, University of Georgia

Glen Raines, University of Georgia

Luigi Ponti, University of California-Berkeley

The book was reviewed by the authors, the contributors and by numerous agriculturalists: Stefanie Aschmann, USDA-NRCS; Bob Bugg, University of California-Davis; Larry Dyer, Kellogg Biological Station; Lisa Krall, USDA-NRCS; Doug Landis, Michigan State University; Tom Larson, St. Edward, NE; Eric Mader, The Xerces Society; John Mayne, Southern SARE; Fabian Menalled, Iowa State University; Dale Mutch, Michigan State University; Debbie Roos, North Carolina Cooperative Extension; Kim Stoner, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Numerous researchers, farmers and photographers worked with us to provide photos (see credits for individual photos). Special thanks to SARE program assistant Amanda Rodrigues for her research and organizational skills to pull these photos together.

SARE staff Valerie Berton, Andy Clark, Diana Friedman, Sarah Grabenstein, Kim Kroll, Amanda Rodrigues, Andy Zieminski, Abby Massey, Linnea Hofstrom and Rachel Patterson all contributed over the course of the project.

Andy Clark
SARE Outreach
College Park, MD

August 2014