Farmers' friends control pests

Ladybirds are very helpful to farmers - Jon Sullivan/PD Photos

Ladybirds are very helpful to farmers
© Jon Sullivan/PD Photos

Some insects, such as ladybirds, are very helpful to farmers, because they eat pest species. Planting a strip of flowers, such as marigold or mustard, next to vegetable plots can attract pest predators, and reduce the need to use chemicals for pest control. Planting trees as live fences and windbreaks attracts birds, which may also help the farmer by eating pest species.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Country:
Zambia
Duration:
5'30"
Date published:
January 2011
 
 
 

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