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Genotypically diverse cultivar mixtures for insect pest management and increased crop yields.

Published online: 10 Oct 2012

Authors: Tooker, J. F. & Frank, S. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In modern crop production, each plant is often nearly genetically identical to its neighbours, allowing insect pests and pathogens to move easily from...

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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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Analysis of biological control of cassava pests in Africa. I. Simulation of carbon, nitrogen and water dynamics in cassava.

Published online: 11 Jul 1989

Authors: Gutierrez, A. P. & Wermelinger, B. & Schulthess, F. & Baumgaertner, J. U. & Herren, H. R. & Ellis, C. K. & Yaninek, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A model for the growth and development of cassava under pest-free conditions, as modified by weather, soil nitrogen and water, is described. The model...

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Attack and aggregation of a major squash pest: parsing the role of plant chemistry and beetle pheromones across spatial scales.

Published online: 06 Dec 2020

Authors: Brzozowski, L. J. & Gardner, J. & Hoffmann, M. P. & Kessler, A. & Agrawal, A. A. & Mazourek, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Successful management of insect crop pests requires an understanding of the cues and spatial scales at which they function to affect rates of attack o...

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Changes in arthropod communities mediate the effects of landscape composition and farm management on pest control ecosystem services in organically managed strawberry crops.

Published online: 16 Feb 2022

Authors: Lu, A. & Gonthier, D. J. & Sciligo, A. R. & Garcia, K. & Chiba, T. & Juárez, G. & Kremen, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Landscape composition and local diversification practices such as polyculture, cover cropping and hedgerows may promote natural pest control by benefi...

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Modelling the effects of plant species on biocontrol effectiveness in ornamental nursery crops.

Published online: 11 Sep 2002

Authors: Skirvin, D. J. & Williams, M. E. de C. & Fenlon, J. S. & Sunderland, K. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

1. The development of biological control strategies for ornamental crops is challenging due to the high diversity of crops grown and zero tolerance to...

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Ecological requirements drive the variable responses of wheat pests and natural enemies to the landscape context.

Published online: 16 Feb 2022

Authors: González, E. & Bianchi, F. J. J. A. & Eckerter, P. W. & Pfaff, V. & Weiler, S. & Entling, M. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-natural habitats (SNH) are considered essential for pest-suppressive landscapes, but their influence on crop pests and natural enemies can be hig...

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Timber import and the risk of forest pest introductions.

Published online: 04 Mar 2009

Authors: Skarpaas, O. & Økland, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many invasive species are introduced by trade, and there is a need for studies of pre-emptive measures to lower the risk of introductions, as post-est...

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Varying the spatial arrangement of synthetic herbivore-induced plant volatiles and companion plants to improve conservation biological control.

Published online: 17 Aug 2020

Authors: Jaworski, C. C. & Xiao Da & Xu QingXuan & Ramirez-Romero, R. & Guo XiaoJun & Wang Su & Desneux, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Conservation biological control aims to control pests by promoting wild populations of natural enemies. One challenge is to attract and retain efficie...

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Deployment of organic farming at a landscape scale maintains low pest infestation and high crop productivity levels in vineyards.

Published online: 21 Nov 2018

Authors: Muneret, L. & Thiéry, D. & Joubard, B. & Rusch, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming is a promising way to reduce pesticide use but increasing the area under organic farming at the landscape scale could increase pest in...

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