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A crop planted to attract insect pests from another crop, especially one in which the pests fail to survive or reproduce.
- ‘This field has a fair sized sand-hole in the centre of it, so that area has been used to satisfy the legislative requirement of having a non-transgenic trap crop of 6% of the total area planted.’
- ‘When chinch bugs begin moving from the small grain into the trap crop, apply an insecticide to the trap crop at regular intervals as long as the migration continues.’
- ‘Her dissertation research focused on the use of wild and weed plant species as trap crops and as habitat for beneficials.’
- ‘So next year he plans to plant them outside the orchard as a trap crop.’
- ‘He's also developed a few specific practices for specific pests, like leaving an uncut strip to serve as a trap crop for leaf hoppers when he swaths his alfalfa.’
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