This report determines how beneficial and pest insects interact with native vegetation that is planted near crops, and use this knowledge to manipulate their populations to augment and/or replace current pest management systems. Such an approach would have economic/sustainability benefits and a range of additional benefits such as increasing native biodiversity in degraded landscapes and improved regional public amenity. Key findings confirm that judicious placement of select endemic plant species near horticultural facilities has potential for positively impacting on pest management and is likely to be more effective than traditional bare-earth buffers.