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Stephanie Lavau

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Chapter 44: Accumulating Goods: Valuing Practices in the Production of Insects for Crop Protection

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Accumulating Goods: Valuing Practices in the Production of Insects for Crop Protection
Accumulating Goods: Valuing Practices in the Production of Insects for Crop Protection
Stephanie Lavau
Introduction: Making Good with Insects

Through the open windows of the greenhouse, there is a view of the adjacent woodland, the tangled mix of woodland species outside providing a counterpoint to the carefully arranged plant life within. Along the wooden benches that run the length of the glasshouse, groups of identical plants in identical black plastic pots are neatly spaced in rows: climbing beans, dense clusters of primulas and broad-leaved tobacco plants, amongst others. Despite appearances, it is not plants that Sue is commercially cultivating in this glasshouse; it is insects, beneficial insects that are used for the biological control of ...

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