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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2593-1

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Image Number D2593-1

Technician Katherine Houben (from the University of Florida) looks for beneficial insects on a papaya plant serving as a “banker plant” in a crop of poinsettias. Banker plants attract beneficial insect parasitoids and predators that can help control pests.

 

Photo by William C. Fooshee.


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Last Modified: 8/28/2012