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  • 7 Ways to Measure Soil Health Improvements

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 7, 2019

    While there are numerous reasons for using cover crops, a primary one is improving soil health. In fact, it’s the one benefit most farmers using cover crops have experienced: In the most recent Cover Crop Survey Annual Report, of those who rated the statement, “Using cover crops has improved soil health on my farm,” 86% agreed or strongly agreed. The report notes that it’s interesting and heartening that “soil health reflects an embrace of a long-term, hard-to-quantify benefit of cover crops, and that for the past two surveys, it has achieved the top spot by garnering 86% of the responses. ”While soil health may be harder to quantify than benefits like biomass production or input savings, there are ways of measuring how cover crops are making a difference in your soil... The dark area of this northern Minnesota soil is from carbon sequestration, due to being in permanent grass cover...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 22, 2019

    What is Blockchain Technology?Regardless of whether you're completely new to the digital currency space, odds are you've known about blockchain and you may even have a rough thought regarding what it is as of now. It's a sufficiently enough concept to grasp: at its most fundamental dimension, it is an exact record of everything which has ever occurred on a given network. That may not sound so impressive straight off the bat, but its significance is pretty great... Every time a product changes hands, the transaction could be documented, creating a permanent account of a product, from manufacture to retailing... Final thoughtOverall, we have seen that the use of technology has provided us gain in producing the crops with better quantity and quality...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018

    Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy... In the past, landowners who illegally deforested lands faced high fines and many exporters would refuse to purchase crops grown on their lands for fear of retribution to their businesses... This one policy change alone is responsible for permanently removing an estimated 112,000 miles of land (roughly the size of Arizona) from the rainforest... Also a part of the Accord, land was supposed to be put in permanent conservation zones... Large scale farming, logging, infrastructure expansion, wildfires, and climate change could permanently claim up to 60% of the Amazon rainforest by 2030...

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted... Here, the feces sit until the lagoons get too full, and then the excrement is sprayed over fields as a form of fertilizer where crops used in the feeding of the pigs is grown... In 2007, that ban became permanent, so no new lagoons have been built since 1996... Will a neighbor be able to bring a successful suit against a small farmer who has a rooster that creates a noise nuisance at 5:30 am? What about the local farmer who has to spray his crops periodically to prevent pests and the ruin of his yield but irritates his organic-produce-loving-vegan neighbor? Now that the RTF statutes no longer seem to hold water, will the courts fill up with nuisance suits? We are going to have to wait and see, but many do not think this is not going to create problems for the average farmer...

    Categories: Hogs

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published Aug 16, 2018

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive... Additional uses could include determining flood damage immediately after an extreme rain event or monitoring water levels of permanent water features... What if you wanted to monitor your crops during the growing season then Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index SAVI was developed as a modification of the NDVI to correct for the influence of soil brightness. This index is recommended to analyze crops in early or mid growth stages...

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation. ”Michigan State University Extension advises not planting oilseed radish as a cover crop on the same field for more than two years in a row, and avoiding it when growing cabbage, broccoli or radish for cash crops because of its susceptibility to the disease...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... The General Manager of cover crop seed company Future Generation Ag explains that your weather conditions, location, the number of acres you have, the species of cash crop you’re coming from and going to, as well as equipment, all play a role in determining whether it’s too late to get your cover crops seeded... “It’s never too late to plant cover crops, but if you wanted the benefit in the fall and early winter, then it’s too late,” he says... Leanne Dillard recommends growers who are using cover crops for forage get their covers seeded before Christmas...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... The reason peanut yields are lower as the crops are grown closer in rotation is due to disease... So that’s one of the reasons we try to lengthen that rotation between peanut crops. ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest is Starting!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Apr 15, 2019

    AgFuse is excited to announce our third year of hosting a fun photo contest and we want you to be a part of it. There will be three winners with the first prize being a $200 gift card to Amazon! The second prize is a $100 Amazon gift card and the third prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter our 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest, simply take a photograph of your cover crops and post your image in the Cover Crops group on AgFuse. The winning photo will be the entry with the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares... Join the Cover Crops GroupClicking the group link above will prompt you to become a member of the group and to automatically receive notifications when activity occurs within this group...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Prevented Planting? Cover Crops Offer a Silver Lining

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2019

    Instead, it provides a great opportunity to seed cover crops... The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is also allowing farmers to hay, graze or chop cover crops on prevented plant acres earlier this year, with final grazing and haying being moved from Nov... According to the press release, growers can hay, graze, or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept... ”In addition to weed control, cover crops also prevent negative consequences from leaving the soil fallow. Carlson says that studies have shown corn crops following bare or chemical-fallow fields experience phosphorus stress because the mycorrhizal fungi — the biology that makes phosphorus plant-available — severely decreases in population when it doesn’t have access to plant roots, its food source...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Mary Ludwig United States, IL, Pontiac

    Business Title: Johnson & Taylor / Big O Farms
    Job Title: Attorney
    About: I grew up on a corn, soybean and hog farm in Vermilion County (near Danville), Illinois. I currently raise corn and soybeans with my husband near Pontiac, Illinois. I also am a partner at the law firm of Johnson & Taylor, in Pontiac, with my practice emphasizing on agricultural law, estate planning, real estate, tax and municipalities. I love that I am able to combine my love of agriculture and farming with my law practice and it is a great benefit to me and my clients that I have extensive personal experience with farming and agricultural transactions.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Agricultural Law

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Sam Baker United States, AZ, Tucson

    Business Title: Farm Flight LLC
    Job Title: Business Developer
    About: Hi! I am a partner at Farm Flight LLC. Our goal as a company is to provide farmers with valuable insights and data that will help them cut costs and increase yields. With the use of drones, we are able to gather data such as plant counts, survey grade geographical data, NDVI maps, weed detection and much more! Come check us out at farmflightaz.com
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Joaquin Oliverio United States, AR, Little Rock

    Job Title: FARM MANAGER
    About: Argentinian, graduated in 04. Independent Crop Manager and Consultant in Arg for more than 10 years. Regional Manager in charge of 8,000 + in the US (AR and LA) for 2 years. Now Farm Manager for a company with farms in AR, LA & MS
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    James Massengill United States, NC, Fuquay-Varina

    Business Title: Quality Equipment
    Job Title: Precision Ag Consultant
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Romeo Velvet United States, CA, Palo Alto

    Interests: Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Dairy, Poultry, Cover Crops, Organic, Timber Production

  • Cover Crops

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    A group dedicated to spreading the knowledge of cover crops
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops

    Marlboro Crops

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    A group where farmers in Marlboro County, SC can provide crop scouting updates to each other.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops

    Cover Crops Canada

    Public
    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

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    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Issues in Washington, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Rice, Hogs

    Fertility And Soils

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    A group dedicated to providing information on crop fertility and soil qualities.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops

    Grain Dryer

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    Grain Dryer & Grain Drying Technology
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

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    At Farmpally.com, we're helping farmers to keep documents of their farm activities, showcasing them and helping them to market their produce and seedlings to other farmers. This comes at NO COSTS
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Social Media & Agriculture

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    A place to share ideas, testimonials, and stories about bridging the gap between farmers and the end consumer. If you are passionate about telling your story, join now.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

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    Interest: Corn, Cover Crops

  • 7 Ways to Measure Soil Health Improvements

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 7, 2019

    While there are numerous reasons for using cover crops, a primary one is improving soil health. In fact, it’s the one benefit most farmers using cover crops have experienced: In the most recent Cover Crop Survey Annual Report, of those who rated the statement, “Using cover crops has improved soil health on my farm,” 86% agreed or strongly agreed. The report notes that it’s interesting and heartening that “soil health reflects an embrace of a long-term, hard-to-quantify benefit of cover crops, and that for the past two surveys, it has achieved the top spot by garnering 86% of the responses. ”While soil health may be harder to quantify than benefits like biomass production or input savings, there are ways of measuring how cover crops are making a difference in your soil... The dark area of this northern Minnesota soil is from carbon sequestration, due to being in permanent grass cover...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 22, 2019

    What is Blockchain Technology?Regardless of whether you're completely new to the digital currency space, odds are you've known about blockchain and you may even have a rough thought regarding what it is as of now. It's a sufficiently enough concept to grasp: at its most fundamental dimension, it is an exact record of everything which has ever occurred on a given network. That may not sound so impressive straight off the bat, but its significance is pretty great... Every time a product changes hands, the transaction could be documented, creating a permanent account of a product, from manufacture to retailing... Final thoughtOverall, we have seen that the use of technology has provided us gain in producing the crops with better quantity and quality...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018

    Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy... In the past, landowners who illegally deforested lands faced high fines and many exporters would refuse to purchase crops grown on their lands for fear of retribution to their businesses... This one policy change alone is responsible for permanently removing an estimated 112,000 miles of land (roughly the size of Arizona) from the rainforest... Also a part of the Accord, land was supposed to be put in permanent conservation zones... Large scale farming, logging, infrastructure expansion, wildfires, and climate change could permanently claim up to 60% of the Amazon rainforest by 2030...

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted... Here, the feces sit until the lagoons get too full, and then the excrement is sprayed over fields as a form of fertilizer where crops used in the feeding of the pigs is grown... In 2007, that ban became permanent, so no new lagoons have been built since 1996... Will a neighbor be able to bring a successful suit against a small farmer who has a rooster that creates a noise nuisance at 5:30 am? What about the local farmer who has to spray his crops periodically to prevent pests and the ruin of his yield but irritates his organic-produce-loving-vegan neighbor? Now that the RTF statutes no longer seem to hold water, will the courts fill up with nuisance suits? We are going to have to wait and see, but many do not think this is not going to create problems for the average farmer...

    Categories: Hogs

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published Aug 16, 2018

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive... Additional uses could include determining flood damage immediately after an extreme rain event or monitoring water levels of permanent water features... What if you wanted to monitor your crops during the growing season then Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index SAVI was developed as a modification of the NDVI to correct for the influence of soil brightness. This index is recommended to analyze crops in early or mid growth stages...

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation. ”Michigan State University Extension advises not planting oilseed radish as a cover crop on the same field for more than two years in a row, and avoiding it when growing cabbage, broccoli or radish for cash crops because of its susceptibility to the disease...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... The General Manager of cover crop seed company Future Generation Ag explains that your weather conditions, location, the number of acres you have, the species of cash crop you’re coming from and going to, as well as equipment, all play a role in determining whether it’s too late to get your cover crops seeded... “It’s never too late to plant cover crops, but if you wanted the benefit in the fall and early winter, then it’s too late,” he says... Leanne Dillard recommends growers who are using cover crops for forage get their covers seeded before Christmas...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... The reason peanut yields are lower as the crops are grown closer in rotation is due to disease... So that’s one of the reasons we try to lengthen that rotation between peanut crops. ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest is Starting!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Apr 15, 2019

    AgFuse is excited to announce our third year of hosting a fun photo contest and we want you to be a part of it. There will be three winners with the first prize being a $200 gift card to Amazon! The second prize is a $100 Amazon gift card and the third prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter our 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest, simply take a photograph of your cover crops and post your image in the Cover Crops group on AgFuse. The winning photo will be the entry with the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares... Join the Cover Crops GroupClicking the group link above will prompt you to become a member of the group and to automatically receive notifications when activity occurs within this group...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Prevented Planting? Cover Crops Offer a Silver Lining

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2019

    Instead, it provides a great opportunity to seed cover crops... The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is also allowing farmers to hay, graze or chop cover crops on prevented plant acres earlier this year, with final grazing and haying being moved from Nov... According to the press release, growers can hay, graze, or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept... ”In addition to weed control, cover crops also prevent negative consequences from leaving the soil fallow. Carlson says that studies have shown corn crops following bare or chemical-fallow fields experience phosphorus stress because the mycorrhizal fungi — the biology that makes phosphorus plant-available — severely decreases in population when it doesn’t have access to plant roots, its food source...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Maria Dampman
    Apr 4, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-brazilian-big-agriculture-is-destroying-the-brazilian-amazon

    Posted By Rice Producers
    Jun 15, 2018

    http://www.arkansas-crops.com/2018/06/12/management-strategies-hydrogen/

    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    Nov 30, 2016

    "If one or more of this year’s harvest conditions had changed, would you have been able to handle this year’s crop? For example, could your dryer have handled additional capacity if moisture levels were 4 to 5 points higher? If your closest elevators stopped taking grain, do you have enough semis to haul grain to another location and keep harvest going? Or do you have permanent or temporary storage in place at your farm to handle the overflow?"
    http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/grain-storage-shortage-expands-lessons-learned-for-2017

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    Posted By Cotton News
    Jan 17

    https://www.farmprogress.com/cover-crops/research-showing-cover-crops-benefit-cotton

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 17

    https://www.agriculture.com/crops/cover-crops/protecting-and-improving-soil-with-no-till-and-cover-crops

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 15

    https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/a-cover-cropcocktail/

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jan 14

    https://www.agdaily.com/crops/ways-cover-crops-protect-natural-resources/

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 14

    http://www.kmaland.com/ag/census-shows-cover-crop-momentum/article_55ec9a7b-6440-522a-9ef9-61e41acc8dc5.html

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 8

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/9198-cover-crops-incorporated-into-rotational-grazing-improves-soil-health

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 6

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/9301-focus-on-scouting-and-plant-diversity-to-build-army-of-beneficial-insects