How to push-pull

Push-pull technology is a novel approach in pest management which uses a repellent intercrop and an attractive trap plant. Insect pests are repelled from the food crop and are simultaneously attracted to a trap crop. A ‘push-pull’ strategy was developed by ICIPE and its collaborators for the control of stemborers and striga weed in resource-poor maize farming systems. This technology controls both stemborers and striga and improves soil fertility.

"We have embraced Push-Pull and encourage our friends to do the same. The method not only ensures a bountiful harvest but also promotes the health of our livestock. We no longer use harmful chemicals that could endanger us and other beneficial insects."
Singirumukiza Thereza
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