Push-pull farming systems.

  title={Push-pull farming systems.},
  author={John Anthony Pickett and Christine M Woodcock and Charles A. O. Midega and Zeyaur R. Khan},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
Farming systems for pest control, based on the stimulo-deterrent diversionary strategy or push-pull system, have become an important target for sustainable intensification of food production. A prominent example is push-pull developed in sub-Saharan Africa using a combination of companion plants delivering semiochemicals, as plant secondary metabolites, for smallholder farming cereal production, initially against lepidopterous stem borers. Opportunities are being developed for other regions and… CONTINUE READING