How to use flower strips for pest control in greenhouses

A new leaflet from the project "Greenresilient" provides information about the choice of plant species; the best locations for flower strips, when and how to seed as well as how to optimise agroecological services.


Marigold is a good host plant for Macrolophus, as it provides pollen and nectar as well as tissue to deposit eggs for this species

Establishing flower strips in greenhouses can promote natural enemies. They can improve biological pest control in vegetable crops, which complement preventative measures and organic pesticides. Choosing suitable plant species and establishing them at the right time and place ensures food and shelter for a diverse community of natural enemies.

Find out more about how to use flower strips in the Greenresilient leaflet

Leaflet on organic eprints:


Laura Kemper, FiBL,

Greenresilient website:

Editor: Karin Ullven / Design: Christine Dilling   

Agriculture and food