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Weeds may augment biological control of insects

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Miguel A. Altieri , University of California, Berkeley.

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California Agriculture 35(5):22-24.

Published May 01, 1981

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Abstract

Outbreaks of some insect pests are more likely to occur in weed-free than in weed-diversified crops.Managing cropping systems and field borders to retain tolerable levels of weeds has reduced insect pests in many crops.

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Research reported here was funded by Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (Colombia), Tall Timbers Research Station (Florida), University of Florida, Soil and Health Foundation (Pennsylvania), and University of Georgia.

Weeds may augment biological control of insects

Miguel A. Altieri
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Weeds may augment biological control of insects

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

Miguel A. Altieri , University of California, Berkeley.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 35(5):22-24.

Published May 01, 1981

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Outbreaks of some insect pests are more likely to occur in weed-free than in weed-diversified crops.Managing cropping systems and field borders to retain tolerable levels of weeds has reduced insect pests in many crops.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Research reported here was funded by Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (Colombia), Tall Timbers Research Station (Florida), University of Florida, Soil and Health Foundation (Pennsylvania), and University of Georgia.


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