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Washington organic farmer using beetle banks


June 15, 2010
By Seattle Post Intelligencer

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June 15, 2010, Connell, WA
– Organic farmer Brad Bailie is a believer in bugs.



June 15, 2010, Connell, WA
– Organic farmer Brad Bailie is a believer in bugs.

Strips of blooming plants
dot his 600-acre farm, bordering fields of potatoes, onions, and shallots. In
each strip, insects – from wasps to flies and lady bugs – search for
plant-damaging insects or larvae to eat.

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Bailie is among a handful
of row crop and vegetable farmers in Washington and a small number in Oregon
who have created habitat for beetle banks.

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