These Farms Are Testing A Low-Tech Pesticide Alternative: Flowers
Francis Tseng

On a farm near the town of Buckingham, England, a crop of oilseed rape-a plant that would normally make the field a solid yellow color-is planted with long, wide rows of wildflowers in the middle. The field is 1 of 14 sites in a study testing how well the wildflowers attract pest-eating bugs, and how well they could help replace commercial pesticides.