Living With Greenhouse Biological Control

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Since the beginning of agriculture, humans have endeavored to protect plants from adverse environmental conditions by growing them indoors. As greenhouse technology improved more sophisticated greenhouses flourished. Victorian England featured elaborate greenhouses built by wealthy individuals for botanical studies.

Growing plants indoors protects them from the weather, but not insect pests. Greenhouses can exclude the biological control agents, (predators and parasitoids that keep…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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