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Enhancing ecosystem services in apple orchards.

Published online: 27 Apr 2021

Published by: British Ecological Society

Content type: Blog

This paper presents the results of a field study conducted in Spain, to evaluate the effectiveness of installing nest boxes for insectivorous birds in...

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Enhancing ecosystem services in apple orchards: nest boxes increase pest control by insectivorous birds.

Published online: 05 Apr 2021

Authors: García, D. & Miñarro, M. & Martínez-Sastre, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecological intensification in croplands aims to enhance biodiversity-based ecosystem services, helping to increase yield while reducing agricultural e...

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Proximity to natural habitat and flower plantings increases insect populations and pollination services in South African apple orchards.

Published online: 15 Dec 2021

Authors: Ratto, F. & Steward, P. & Sait, S. M. & Pryke, J. S. & Gaigher, R. & Samways, M. J. & Kunin, W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Introducing areas of wildflower vegetation within crop fields has been shown to enhance pollinator activity and pollination services to crops, and fin...

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Enhancing ecosystem services in apple orchards.

Published online: 27 Apr 2021

Published by: British Ecological Society

Content type: Blog

This paper presents the results of a field study conducted in Spain, to evaluate the efficiency of installing artificial nest boxes for insectivorous ...

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Pollen removal and deposition by honeybee and bumblebee visitors to apple and almond flowers.

Published online: 03 Jan 2002

Authors: Thomson, J. D. & Goodell, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

To help evaluate the worth of alternative pollinators in agriculture, we present a theoretical framework for comparing the effectiveness of two or mor...

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Loss of bumblebees is a loss to farmers.

Published online: 23 Jul 2020

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper summarizes the results of a study conducted in Argentina, which introduced honeybee (Apis mellifera) hives and colonies of the native black...

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Species richness of wild bees, but not the use of managed honeybees, increases fruit set of a pollinator-dependent crop.

Published online: 01 Apr 2015

Authors: Mallinger, R. E. & Gratton, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Native, wild bees are important pollinators for both crop and wild plants. With concerns over the availability and cost of managed honeybees, attentio...

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Management trade-offs on ecosystem services in apple orchards across Europe: direct and indirect effects of organic production.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Samnegård, U. & Alins, G. & Boreux, V. & Bosch, J. & García, D. & Happe, A. K. & Klein, A. M. & Miñarro, M. & Mody, K. & Porcel, M. & Rodrigo, A. & Roquer-Beni, L. & Tasin, M. & Hambäck, P. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Apple is considered the most important fruit crop in temperate areas and profitable production depends on multiple ecosystem services, including the r...

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Great tits can reduce caterpillar damage in apple orchards.

Published online: 19 Feb 2003

Authors: Mols, C. M. M. & Visser, M. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The potential contribution of vertebrate predators to biological control in orchards has been largely overlooked to date. A few studies have shown tha...

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Organic management in apple orchards: higher impacts on biological control than on pollination.

Published online: 29 May 2019

Authors: Porcel, M. & Andersson, G. K. S. & Pålsson, J. & Tasin, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensive agricultural management negatively affects both natural enemies of pests and pollinators. Such management also has the potential to adversel...

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