Issue Date: Sep 15, 1995
ACKNOWLEDGED by farmers since time
immemorial, the significance of spiders
in pest management of crops is all the
more being recognised now in view of
the ill-effects of chemical pesticides.
Following this trend, entomologists at
the International Rice Research Institute
(IRRI) in the Philippines have recently
recorded 7 species of spiders in rice
fields of Asia that protect the crops from
pests by devouring them (Pesticide Post, Vol 3, No 3).
Known for increasing crop yield by
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