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Discovery and utilization of a functional plant, rich in the natural enemies of insect pests, in northern China
Author of the article:YANG Quan-Feng1, 3 OUYANG Fang1 MEN Xing-Yuan2 GE Feng1, 3**
Author's Workplace:1. State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; 2. Institute of Plant Protection, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan 250100, China; 3. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Key Words:Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss., functional plant, natural enemies
Abstract:

 Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss. is a plant with important medicinal, economic value that is distributed in most parts of China. In June 2012,we first discovered that it was rich in natural enemies of pest insects, such as ladybugs and hoverflies, and has the basic feature of a functional plant. Further research found that Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss. not only advanced the occurrance of predatory insects and their movement into the wheat field to control insect pests, but that it can also act as corridor between different wheat and as a shelter for natural enemies after the harvest. In other words, Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss. can promote the control insect pests year-round in crop fields. Moreover, Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss. has the advantages of being easily planted and managed, is highly adaptable, does not spread into the farmland to become a weed, and is ornamental. Therefore, Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss. provides is a new way of controlling pests that can increase farmers' income, reduce the use of chemical pesticides and improve the environment, all of which have important economic, ecological, and social benefits.

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