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 JACEN  Vol.8 No.1 , February 2019
Biological Control of Insect Pests of Agricultural Crops through Habitat Management Was Discussed
Abstract: Biological control through habitat management leads to sustainable insect pest control. Different types of land composition such as multiple landscapes, patchiness of landscapes enhance the natural enemies which ultimately lead to control of insect pest. Plant characteristics such as flower shape, flower color and blooming period ensures excess food for natural enemies like nectar and pollen. Moreover, some agricultural practices such as tillage, crop rotation, and intercropping influence the natural enemies especially parasitoid and preda-tors. Consequently, they increase longevity and fecundity of parasitoid and predator that help to control insect pest. One of the most important recently used methods is push-pull which consists of semiochemicals called Herbi-vore-Induced Plant Volatiles (HIPVs). This compound has been used to pre-vent pest and attract natural enemies.
Cite this paper: Akter, M. , Siddique, S. , Momotaz, R. , Arifunnahar, M. , Alam, K. and Mohiuddin, S. (2019) Biological Control of Insect Pests of Agricultural Crops through Habitat Management Was Discussed. Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment, 8, 1-13. doi: 10.4236/jacen.2019.81001.
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