Why wildflowers could cut aphid-spread viruses in potatoes

Farmers Weekly

Wildflowers grown in strips through potato crops could control disease-carrying aphids and may help growers faced with a dwindling number of insecticides. Areas of wildflowers grown in the headlands and between tramlines of crops have been shown to attract the natural enemies of aphids – namely hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Scottish Agronomy, the crop consultant […]

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