Corpus ID: 29542207

Plants influencing the behaviour of Large White Butterfly (Pieris brassicae L.)

  title={Plants influencing the behaviour of Large White Butterfly (Pieris brassicae L.)},
  author={L. Metspalu and K. Hiiesaar and K. J{\~o}gar},
  journal={Agronomy research},
  • L. Metspalu, K. Hiiesaar, K. Jõgar
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Agronomy research
  • Large White Butterfly, Pieris brassicae L. (LWB) is one of the greatest pests of cruciferous cultures in Estonia, and, in the years of its biggest abundance, it can destroy a significant part of a crop. Many plants contain natural compounds that can repel and/or attract insects and protect neighbouring plants. This principle is used in a method known as companion planting. The aim of this paper was to establish to what extent it was possible to influence, by using companion plants, the… CONTINUE READING

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