Definition of trap crop in English:

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trap crop


A crop planted to attract insect pests from another crop, especially one in which the pests fail to survive or reproduce.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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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