Organic farming is known to increase natural pest control that helps organic farmers overcome reliance on chemical pest management. While the common perception is that natural pest control is...

Hedgerows and flower strips are often planted among crops to boost beneficial insect populations, but there are few comprehensive studies that compare different types...

Chemical control of pests using synthetic insecticides like neonicotinoids, organophosphates and pyrethroids can harm non-target insects such as  natural enemies to pests. A recent study published...

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Certified organic farms are required to support biodiversity, which in return provides important services back to the farm and improves...

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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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New research shows that there is good news when it comes to supporting the health of our environment—growing a diversity of crops can increase...

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A recent study in the journal Insects shows that planting floral resources for natural enemies and in combination with a trap crop that draws...