The western corn rootworm (WCR) is a major pest in Nebraska that has evolved resistance to multiple types of control strategies. This insect species costs U.S. growers more than $2 billion annually in yield losses and control costs. This project seeks to determine if the application of predatory insects and the adoption of cover crops can improve pest management and soil health. A truly integrated IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach is critical to staying ahead of this crop pest. This method of biological control can be an alternative or complimentary control strategy together with conventional insecticides and Bt traits. These two strategies work in unison as the use of predatory nematodes and insects reduces pest populations and the planting of cover crops can support soil health and larger populations of predatory insects. By conducting this research on real Nebraskans’ farms and sharing information back with the grower collaborators, this work aims to bring practical and adoptable pest management options to Nebraska corn growers.