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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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Pollination by bats enhances both quality and yield of a major cash crop in Mexico.

Published online: 27 Aug 2020

Authors: Tremlett, C. J. & Moore, M. & Chapman, M. A. & Zamora-Gutierrez, V. & Peh, K. S. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bats pollinate many plants of high socio-economic value, including the majority of columnar cacti (Cactaceae) in Mexico, which have been used by human...

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Re-evaluating strategies for pollinator-dependent crops: how useful is parthenocarpy?

Published online: 11 Oct 2017

Authors: Knapp, J. L. & Bartlett, L. J. & Osborne, J. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Whilst most studies reviewing the reliance of global agriculture on insect pollination advocate increasing the 'supply' of pollinators (wild or manage...

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Biodiversity effects on grape quality depend on variety and management intensity.

Published online: 04 Aug 2021

Authors: Steiner, M. & Grace, J. B. & Bacher, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Interactions between plants can be beneficial, detrimental or neutral. In agricultural systems, competition between crop and spontaneous vegetation is...

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Legacy effects of diversity in space and time driven by winter cover crop biomass and nitrogen concentration.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

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

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Plant diversity can increase nitrogen cycling and decrease soil-borne pests, which are feedback mechanisms influencing subsequent plant growth. The re...

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Crop pollination management needs flower-visitor monitoring and target values.

Published online: 21 Jan 2021

Authors: Garibaldi, L. A. & Sáez, A. & Aizen, M. A. & Fijen, T. & Bartomeus, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Despite the crucial importance of biotic pollination for many crops, land managers rarely monitor the levels of crop pollination needed to guide farmi...

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Pollination services in a macadamia cultivar depend on across-orchard transport of cross pollen.

Published online: 14 Dec 2021

Authors: Kämper, W. & Trueman, S. J. & Ogbourne, S. M. & Wallace, H. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollination services are critical in entomophilous crops. Relationships between pollinator visits and fruit set and mass are complex and optimal strat...

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Flowering resources distract pollinators from crops: model predictions from landscape simulations.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Nicholson, C. C. & Ricketts, T. H. & Koh InSu & Smith, H. G. & Lonsdorf, E. V. & Olsson, O.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Enhancing floral resources is a widely accepted strategy for supporting wild bees and promoting crop pollination. Planning effective enhancements can ...

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Crop pollination services: complementary resource use by social vs solitary bees facing crops with contrasting flower supply.

Published online: 07 Apr 2021

Authors: Bänsch, S. & Tscharntke, T. & Gabriel, D. & Westphal, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many farmers are facing high economic risks if pollinator declines continue or temporal and spatial variation in wild bee communities cause reduced po...

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Native grass ground covers provide multiple ecosystem services in Californian vineyards.

Published online: 07 Nov 2018

Authors: Daane, K. M. & Hogg, B. N. & Wilson, H. & Yokota, G. Y.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Mechanisms responsible for the success or failure of agricultural diversification are often unknown. Most studies of arthropod pest management focus o...

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