Honey bee health is affected by a myriad of factors including the diversity and quality of food available to them, exposure to pesticides, and attacks by parasites and diseases. Genetic activity...

Although the benefits of hedgerows on biodiversity like birds, pollinators and natural enemies to pests is well established, a recent study published in the journal Agronomy found that hedgerows...

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...

Much research has shown the benefits of birds on farms when they eat insect (or even animal) pests to crops, but other research also shows that birds can be pests...

China produces the majority of the world's peanuts, and their search to increase sustainable food production has researchers testing non-chemical methods of pest...

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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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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At a time when unemployment threatens rural economies around the world, farms with more crop diversity offer more jobs. A recent study in the...

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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...