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What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

Organic Pest Management

Organic Pest Management

The key to managing pests and weeds on organic farms is to reduce their impact by using different management practices.


Websites to Investigate This Topic Further


  1. Marshall, Edward & K Brown, V & Boatman, Nigel & J W Lutman, P & R Squire, G & K Ward, L. 2003. The role of weeds in supporting biological diversity within crop fields. Weed Research. 43. 77 - 89.
  2. Reddy P.P. 2017. Weed Manipulation. In: Agro-ecological Approaches to Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture. Springer, Singapore
  3. Uvah, I. I. I. and TH Coaker. 1984. Effect of mixed cropping on some insect pests of carrots and onions. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. Vol 36. Issue 2. pp 159- 167
  4. link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13593-011-0009-1
  5. Soil fertility management and insect pests: harmonizing soil and plant health in agroecosystems. Miguel A.AltieriClara I.Nicholls. Soil and Tillage Research. Volume 72, Issue 2, August 2003, Pages 203-211
  6. Harry L. Carlson and James E. Hill (Jan., 1986), Wild Oat (Avena fatua) Competition with Spring Wheat: Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization. Weed Science Vol. 34, No. 1 pp. 29-33

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