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The Good Bug Book™ Second Edition
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The Good Bug Book™ Second Edition

The Good Bug Book (Second Edition) is a publication by the Australasian Biological Control Association, of which Bioforce is a member and contributor. The book gives indepth descriptions of the beneficial insects and mites available in both New Zealand and Australia. PRICE: $40 plus GST and Freight
NZ $40.00
excl GST

The Good Bug Book Second Edition

The Good Bug Book contains information about all the biological pest control organisms that can be bought 'off the shelf' in Australia and New Zealand from members of Australasian Biological Control (ABC).

It is important to note that since the publication of this book, Bioforce has introduced new organisms to its stable.

This second edition (110 pages) contains descriptions of twelve new organisms that were not included in the first edition.

Topics covered include:

  • descriptions of each beneficial organism and its lifecycle (illustrated with colour photographs)
  • pests controlled
  • suitable crops and environments
  • how to handle and manage the parasites and predators before release, at release, and after release
  • cultural practices that promote establishment of beneficial organisms
  • compatibility of beneficial organisms with various pesticides.

A general section on integrated pest management (IPM) rounds out the book.

The Good Bug Book is a valuable resource for crop growers, agricultural and horticultural advisers and consultants, students and teachers of agriculture and horticulture, and anyone else interested in integrated pest management.

Available from members of Australasian Biological Control (ABC).

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About us

We rear and sell biological control agents, the good guys, for the control of plant pests and diseases. Bioforce advocates the sustainable management of horticultural crops.


“We'd love to get feedback regarding our products, services, and the use of biological control. Please email us with you're comments using the email address to the right” 
Bioforce Team

Contact Details

Ph: (09) 294 8973
Fax: (09) 294 8978
Address: P.O Box 73,
Drury 2247,
New Zealand