Using Biodiversity to Combat Pests in Permanent Crops


Semi-natural habitats such as hedges, tree stands and flower strips often exhibit greater species diversity than cultivated land, as well as providing enhanced ecosystem services.

Agroscope records the incidence and needs of selected harmful and beneficial arthropods by means of outdoor surveys, experiments in the field and laboratory, and modelling. The findings contribute to the design of an agricultural landscape that will suppress the occurrence and spread of pests, and enhance the positive aspects of biodiversity. In this way, Agroscope sustainably preserves the quality of the landscape and ensures the competitive production of high-quality plant produce and products.

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Natural Pest Control in Permanent Crops

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