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Functional diversity in cover crop polycultures increases multifunctionality of an agricultural system.

Published online: 26 Jul 2017

Authors: Finney, D. M. & Kaye, J. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecological studies identifying a positive relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services motivate projections that higher plant diversity wi...

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Water use by irrigated cotton in Sudan. 2. Net radiation and soil heat flux.

Published online: 03 Jan 1969

Authors: Rijks, D. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Radiation balance was measured from Oct.-Dec. 1965 in an irrigated cotton crop grown on ridges. During this time crop cover increased from about 10% t...

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Ecological intensification and arbuscular mycorrhizas: a meta-analysis of tillage and cover crop effects.

Published online: 10 Jan 2018

Authors: Bowles, T. M. & Jackson, L. E. & Loeher, M. & Cavagnaro, T. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Reliance on ecosystem services instead of synthetic, non-renewable inputs is increasingly seen as key to achieving food security in an environmentally...

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Pollinator body size mediates the scale at which land use drives crop pollination services.

Published online: 02 Apr 2014

Authors: Benjamin, F. E. & Reilly, J. R. & Winfree, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecosystem services to agriculture, such as pollination, rely on natural areas adjacent to farmland to support organisms that provide services. Native ...

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Benefits of increased cover crop diversity for predators and biological pest control depend on the landscape context.

Published online: 30 Sep 2021

Authors: Beaumelle, L. & Auriol, A. & Grasset, M. & Pavy, A. & Thiéry, D. & Rusch, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

1. Increasing plant diversity in agricultural systems is a promising way to balance food production and biodiversity conservation. Biological pest con...

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Cover crops in arable lands increase functional complementarity and redundancy of bacterial communities.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Alahmad, A. & Decocq, G. & Spicher, F. & Kheirbeik, L. & Kobaissi, A. & Tetu, T. & Dubois, F. & Duclercq, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Reducing the deleterious effects of intensive tillage and fertilization on ecosystem integrity and human health is challenging for sustainable agricul...

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Functional traits in cover crop mixtures: biological nitrogen fixation and multifunctionality.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Blesh, J. & Martin, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Cover crop mixtures with complementary plant functional traits including biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) may supply nitrogen (N) to farm fields whi...

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Assembly of weed communities along a crop diversity gradient.

Published online: 21 Nov 2007

Authors: Smith, R. G. & Gross, K. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increasing cropping system diversity is one strategy for reducing reliance on external chemical inputs in agriculture and may have important implicati...

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Screening of stand-alone and mixture of cover crops for ground cover management in a temperate organic Peach orchard.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Parveaud, C. E. & Brenner, J. & Libourel, G. & Ondet, S. J. & Bussi, C. & Mercier, V.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

Cover crops are alternative strategies for managing weeds within the tree row in organic orchards. The choice of the botanical composition of cover cr...

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Winter cover crop legacy effects on litter decomposition act through litter quality and microbial community changes.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: Barel, J. M. & Kuyper, T. W. & Paul, J. & Boer, W. de & Cornelissen, J. H. C. & Deyn, G. B. de

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In agriculture, winter cover crop (WCC) residues are incorporated into the soil to improve soil quality, as gradual litter decomposition can improve f...

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