Researchers Verify that Agricultural Biodiversity is An Effective Tool to Fight Plagues
Published:01 Jan.2019
Researchers of the Ecophysiology and Biotechnology group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellon, Spain, have taken part in a study that reveals how agricultural biodiversity is an effective tool for combatting plagues and the effects that climate change has on crops. The results of the work show that preservation of traditional varieties improves the effects of hydric deficit and damages caused by red spider mites.

These researchers have studied the influence of hydric deficit on the invasive and damaging capabilities of red spider mites on indigenous varieties of tomato plants from the Balearic Islands.