Integration of weeds into pest management in alfalfa agroecosystems

Yardim E., Kulaz H., Ozgen I.

International Conference on Pests and Diseases, Brighton, United Kingdom, 13 - 16 November 2000, pp.963-968 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Brighton
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.963-968
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Weeds are often major limiting factors in crop production and they are eliminated through various control measures in modern agricultural systems. However, weeds can increase diversity and contribute to the stability of agroecosystems. They can also modify pest incidences by providing alternative hosts for pests and food sources, shelter and habitat for natural enemies. Because of their ecological aspects, weeds, when managed properly, could play an important role in pest management in organic farming systems.