Many farmers use pesticides to get rid of pests that eat their crops. However, these chemicals can be harmful to both the environment and human health. Thankfully, scientists trying to deal with this problem may have found a natural replacement: wildflowers.
Wildflowers placed near crops can reduce pests and increase crop yields. This happens because they attract insects that like to eat the pests. As a result, by planting wildflowers, farmers would have less of a need to use regular pesticides.
Until recently, wildflowers have been planted around the border of some fields, but this has made it hard for the helpful insects to get to the middle sections. Now, scientists in the United Kingdom and Switzerland are experimenting with planting strips of wildflowers throughout fields. If these tests are successful, the next step will be to convince farmers to get on board.
It is hoped that farmers everywhere will begin planting wildflowers rather than spray bad chemicals. This natural solution could blossom into the pesticide of the future.
A:I'm absolutely heartbroken—Rachel and I are no longer dating. 我傷心欲絕——瑞秋和我已經分手了。 B:Chin up, buddy. There are plenty of other fish in the sea. 兄弟，振作起來。天涯何處無芳草。
A:I did poorly on my presentation in biology class. I know that I'm not going to get a good grade on it. 我生物課的報告做得很糟。我知道我不會拿高分了。 B:Don't sweat it. I'm sure you did much better than you thought. 別擔心。我很確定你表現得比你想的還要好。
A:Should I send in an application to this open position? 我應該寄一份應徵信到這個職缺嗎？ B:Why wouldn't you? What's the worst that could happen? 為何不寄呢？最壞也不過如此。
A:Good luck in the basketball tryout today. I'm positive that you're going to make the team. 今天籃球隊的選拔賽祝你好運。我有信心你會入選的。 B:Thanks for the vote of confidence. You're a good friend. 謝謝你的支持。你是個好朋友。
It is hoped that farmers everywhere will begin planting wildflowers rather than spray bad chemicals. 希望世界各地的農夫會開始種植野花而不是噴灑不好的化學劑。
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