Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, RRTTS, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
*Corresponding Author: Atanu Seni, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, RRTTS, Sambalpur, Odisha, India.
Received: December 22, 2018; Published: January 23, 2018
Citation: Atanu Seni. “Role of Intercropping Practices in Farming System for Insect Pest Management”. Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.2 (2018).
From the onset of agricultural modernization, farmers and researchers have been faced many hurdles arising from the homogenization of agricultural systems: an increased vulnerability of crops to insect pests and diseases, insecticides resistance, and environmental pollution. The adoption and expansion of monocultures has decreased the abundance and activity of natural enemies by destruction of critical food resources and overwintering sites. For this reason, adoption of suitable intercropping combination is necessary in present time to tackle the agroecosystems from vulnerable to pest outbreaks and other environmental problems. The successful use of intercropping to manage pests depends on a thorough knowledge of insect ecology and crop characteristics.
Keywords: Agroecosystems; Ecology; Insect; Intercropping; Monoculture; Natural Enemies
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