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...

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...

Natural habitat like woods and natural grasslands are known to support more insect and wildlife biodiversity than agriculturally intensive landscapes, but not all insects and wildlife such as...

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...