Managing Crops for Climate Change Can Also Manage Pests
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Ebony G Murrell currently works as the Crop Protection Ecologist at The Land Institute. Her research focuses on the use of sustainable agricultural practices (crop diversification, cover cropping, and biological control) to manage pests in annual and perennial crops, and to maintain crop pollinator diversity.

                       

Managing Crops for Climate Change Can Also Manage Pests

The impacts of climate change are already being felt by farmers in many parts of the world. As such, it is important for us to determine which strategies may help protect crops and stabilize yields in the face of these changes. Emphasis in the literature is placed on cropping practices that may help to mitigate or improve crop resistance to the abiotic effects of climate change, such as drought, temperature, or erosion from increased frequency of storm events. However, climate...

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