Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2019) 112, 298-301
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Major lessons from large-scale trap cropping demonstrations for pest reduction in vegetables
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 112 (4), 298-301
Abstract: Vegetable production in the Southeast is always at high risk from insect pests. Alternative integrated pest management (IPM) systems have to be effective in small plot as well as at the farming scale. This article explores the recent studies on large-scale trap crops using single or multiple cultivars and innovative layouts for long-term pest reduction. Trap crops must be planned carefully under high pest pressure and drought conditions along with an insecticide use strategy that minimizes external inputs and conserves natural enemies. Through participatory research approach, trap crop systems continue to evolve into practical solutions for the vegetable producers.
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environment - cropping system/rotation
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