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Interests and limits


Factors studied

Positive effects


Negative effects

Work organization

- Possibility of additional harvest with the repellent plant and possibly the trap plant if it does not need to be destroyed.




- Reduction of costs if reduction in the use of pesticides.

- Increase in cash flow if cash crops are used for push-pull.


- Additional costs induced by sowing, maintenance and harvesting or destruction of the trap plant.


- Limitation of erosion at the edge of the plot.

Product qualities

- Better visual aspect if reduced damage.


- Reduced transfer of pollutants to water and air if treatments are avoided.

Energy consumption

- Reduction in the number of passes to treat.


- Variable increase depending on the trap crop and the energy consumed for its establishment, maintenance and harvesting or destruction.

Last change : 07/07/22