New publication on red clover!

We are happy to announce that we just had a paper published in Journal of Insects as Food and feed! In this study we wanted to investigate if house crickets can thrive and growth on a red clover-only diet. We have earlier shown that field crickets can do well on a cassava-only diet and also on a diet including only one weed. Red clover is a plant that provides important ecosystem services while growing on the fields. The conclusion from the study is that red clover cannot be recommended as a sole feedstuff for these crickets. The possibility to partly include late cut red clover in cricket diets is however interesting. The flowering crop will provide feed for declining populations of bees and other pollinators.

https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/abs/10.3920/JIFF2019.0038

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