Managing Crops for Climate Change Can Also Manage Pests
Publication: Science Trends
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 change is also predicted to affect the biological communities in cropping systems. One such biological community is the insects, both pest and beneficial species, that damage and manages productivity in crops, respectively.