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The ‘push-pull’ system is a novel approach in pest management, developed by understanding the complex mechanisms that govern the ecology of plants and insects, which uses carefullyselected repellent intercrops and attractive trap plants. Insect pests are repelled from the food crop and are attracted to a trap crop. The repellent intercrop also effectively controls parasitic striga weed.