Fertility And Soils
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"A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop. Scientists and farmers have puzzled over this pattern that makes protecting crops from pests a challenge."
"Research published in the current issue of Nature and led by William Wetzel, a new Michigan State University entomologist and the study’s lead author, is shedding light on this interaction. Plants suppress their insect enemies by being variable, not just by being low quality on average as is typically thought."
http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/plant-diversity-could-provide-natural-repellent-for-crop-pests

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Fertility And Soils
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