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Mowing practices to encourage beneficial insects

  • Reducing mowing - less disturbance to beneficial populations, allows grasses to produce pollen and weeds to flower and produce nectar.
  • Alternate row mowing, less disruptive than mowing all the rows at the same time, which results in a slow re-establishment of beneficial insects
  • Part row mowing is even better to provide even quicker restablishment of beneficial insects
  • Leave Mohawh or centre strips during harvest if rows are wide enough
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In this case, post harvest, mowing has been done on tree line only and inter row will be allowed to bulk up.

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Alternate row mowing in young crop