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A means by which a selected natural mechanism (eg, parasitism, predation, disease) is used to control pests. Has the advantage of minimising the legal, health and environmental hazards associated with chemical control.
The larval form of a Lepidopteran. They are voracious phytophagous feeders and considered a pest.
An insect that attacks plant roots. This pest can be controlled using pesticides.
A covering (traditionally bell-shaped) for the protection of plants from cold temperatures, frost, birds and pests.
An insect of the order Hymenoptera. They're considered a pest in the summer when they feed on ripe fruit.
Sap-sucking insects of the family Aleyrodidae. A particular pest of the greenhouse, whitefly can be very destructive.
Click beetle larvae that live in the soil. They're a pest that attacks the roots of many crops, including tubers and bulbs.
Plants that work well together, either aesthetically, because their colours are complementary or they flower at different times, or functionally, because they benefit one another, with one plant perhaps repelling pests that prey on the other.