Conventionally grown corn is typically managed intensively with chemicals to combat weeds and insect pests that infest the plants or the ears of corn, and most corn grown in the U.S. is...

Organic farmers rely on natural predators to help control their crop pests rather than using chemical sprays. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology found that using organic...

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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...

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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...

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Apple production in North America and Europe is largely threatened by two insect pests: rosy apple aphids and codling moths. In conventional apple...

The Organic Center recently collaborated on a proposal that was selected for a full symposium session at the Entomological Society of America Conference in St. Louis, MO November 17-20, 2019. The...

Average annual tonnes of OP pesticides used in agriculture, by country, 2010–2015.

Scientists are questioning the use of some pesticides, even at levels that have...