Take a deeper look at the connection between herbivorous insects and the plants they eat.
Explore a gallery of insect herbivores that are agricultural pests.
Farmers have developed many methods and tools to keep insect herbivores from eating their crops.
Many insect herbivores have evolved ways to survive the assault of toxins in plants and synthetic pesticides.
Even though they can't move, plants use many physical and chemical defenses to protect themselves from being eaten by herbivores.
Learn how plants produce, store, and use the toxic molecules and proteins that ward off insects and other herbivores.
Plant agriculture is vital for human welfare. The Clark lab is studying how genetic variation can help crop plants like corn fight off spider mites.