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 recent study published in the Journal Integrative and Comparative Biology has found that organic systems may be more resilient to pest...

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New research published in the journal Global Change Biology has found that organic farming benefits biodiversity. Researchers compiled data...

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A recent study published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment demonstrates that conservation management of farms increases the abundance of...

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A new study published in Science Advances has found that farming practices that promote biodiversity also increase natural pest control on farms...

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A new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found that tachinid parasitoids, a group of flies that prey on crop pests, are positively...

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Neonicotinoid pesticides have been criticized for the harm they may cause to non-herbivore insects such as bees. Now, a growing body of literature...

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A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology found that the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in soybean crops reduced yields by...

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Research out of Italy confirms the harmful effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bee health. The study, published in PNAS, examined the...