A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology shows the importance of maintaining biodiversity to achieve natural pest control and reduce the use of insecticides. Specifically, the study...

In an effort to reduce the use of harmful pesticides, farmers are looking for ways to enhance natural pest control by boosting numbers of natural predators of pests on their farms. A recent study...

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A growing body of scientific evidence continues to show that planting a diverse range of crops (polyculture) and incorporating natural habitat...

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Recent science shows that we are losing many important insects at an alarming rate all across the globe. Intensification of agriculture,...

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Insects can be really important and beneficial to crop production when they provide services such as pollination and help control other pest...

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Organic certification requires farmers to support important biodiversity such as birds and bees. While a lot of research has shown that more...