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Livestock in diverse cropping systems improve weed management and sustain yields whilst reducing inputs.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: MacLaren, C. & Storkey, J. & Strauss, J. & Swanepoel, P. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensive cropping systems select for a low diversity of weeds tolerant of chemical control, leading to persistent weed-crop competition and declining...

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Long-term dynamics of nematode communities in arable soil under four cropping systems.

Published online: 21 Jan 1988

Authors: Sohlenius, B. & Boström, S. & Sandor, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The nematode fauna of 4 cropping systems were studied for 5 years in central Sweden. Plots were cropped as follows: barley with (B120) and without (BO...

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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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Diversity, complexity, stability and pest control.

Published online: 01 Jan 1976

Authors: Murdoch, W. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

It should be possible to design agroecosystems to reduce the severity of insect pest problems. Ecological theory about stability should be relevant wh...

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Spillover of terrestrial arthropod species and beta diversity in perennial crops relative to spatial scale of land-use intensity.

Published online: 11 Dec 2020

Authors: Schalkwyk, J. van & Pryke, J. S. & Samways, M. J. & Gaigher, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Arthropod diversity in agricultural areas is influenced by land-use intensity (LUI) at both local and landscape scales. In agricultural systems, non-c...

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Nutritional functional trait diversity of crops in south-eastern Senegal.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Wood, S. A. & Isaac, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecological trait diversity metrics have been used to highlight the impacts of agriculture. Such metrics can also be used to include human nutrition-an...

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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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A mechanistic framework to improve understanding and applications of push-pull systems in pest management.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Eigenbrode, S. D. & Birch, A. N. E. & Lindzey, S. & Meadow, R. & Snyder, W. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Push-pull or stimulo-deterrent cropping systems combine a trap crop or other attractant or arrestant stimulus distant from the crop and a deterrent or...

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Globalisation and pollinators: pollinator declines are an economic threat to global food systems.

Published online: 08 Aug 2022

Authors: Murphy, J. T. & Breeze, T. D. & Willcox, B. & Kavanagh, S. & Stout, J. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: People and Nature

Trade in animal-pollinated crops plays an important role in global food systems: in many low-income countries, export of pollinated crops such as coff...

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Phosphorus balance of contrasting farming systems, past and present. Can food production be sustainable?

Published online: 27 May 1998

Authors: Newman, E. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Phosphorus inputs and losses are calculated for contrasting farming systems: cereals were a major product in all systems. In typical modern British wh...

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