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Allow natural regeneration of ground cover beneath perennial crops
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 9 studies
Allow natural regeneration of ground cover beneath perennial crops
Alter the timing of insecticide use
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 5 studies
Alter the timing of insecticide use
Convert to organic farming
Evidence not assessed Based on: 19 studies
Convert to organic farming
Create beetle banks
Unlikely to be beneficial Based on: 18 studies
Create beetle banks
Delay herbicide use
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 4 studies
Delay herbicide use
Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 11 studies
Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland
Exclude ants that protect pests
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 7 studies
Exclude ants that protect pests
Grow plants that compete with damaging weeds
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 9 studies
Grow plants that compete with damaging weeds
Incorporate parasitism rates when setting thresholds for insecticide use
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Incorporate parasitism rates when setting thresholds for insecticide use
Incorporate plant remains into the soil that produce weed-controlling chemicals
Likely to be ineffective or harmful Based on: 10 studies
Incorporate plant remains into the soil that produce weed-controlling chemicals
Isolate colonies of beneficial ants
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Isolate colonies of beneficial ants
Leave part of the crop or pasture unharvested or uncut
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 8 studies
Leave part of the crop or pasture unharvested or uncut
Plant new hedges
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 4 studies
Plant new hedges
Use alley cropping
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 8 studies
Use alley cropping
Use chemicals to attract natural enemies
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 15 studies
Use chemicals to attract natural enemies
Use crop rotation in potato farming systems
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 10 studies
Use crop rotation in potato farming systems
Use grazing instead of cutting for pasture or grassland management
Likely to be ineffective or harmful Based on: 8 studies
Use grazing instead of cutting for pasture or grassland management
Use mixed pasture
Likely to be ineffective or harmful Based on: 7 studies
Use mixed pasture
Use pesticides only when pests or crop damage reach threshold levels
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 14 studies
Use pesticides only when pests or crop damage reach threshold levels

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