Biological control combats plague insects in plantations

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biological control for pests
A farmer in Japan utilizes "friendly" insects as a biological control to combat plague insects that destroys crops and plantations.

To combat plague insects in farms, a farmer in Japan uses a traditional method as a biological control for pests. This control aims to combat plague insects with “friendly” insects to reduce dependency on pesticides.

Moreover, these “friendly” insects are already part of the ecosystem which makes it a sustainable and natural control against pests. Through this method, farmers harvest higher crop yields, improves the quality of soil, and reduce the amount spent on chemical products.

Also, it helps reduce worms that regularly attacks plantation and protect crops such as sugarcane, mango, and jowar.

Source: Himanshu Nitnaware, Pune Mirror | Photo by Chris Stringfellow, Flickr

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