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FARM CLUB BADGES | BUG DETECTIVE
May 28th, 2020
To earn BUG DETECTIVE:
  • You should be able to find and identify a number of different bugs on or around crops.
    • Look under the leaves!
    • Look near the flowers!
    • Look in the soil!
    • Look in your compost!
  • You should be able to determine if a bug is helpful or not helpful on the farm.
    • For example, bees and butterflies transport pollen from flower to flower which allows plants to reproduce and produce fruit. Bees and butterflies are very helpful on the farm!
    • Another example, aphids use their long tongue (or proboscis) to suck the juices from stems, leaves and fruits of a plant causing them to die or rot. Aphids are NOT helpful on the farm! (We call them pests!)
  • You should be able to properly remove any pests found on crops.