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Pollination by wild bees yields larger strawberries than pollination by honey bees.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: MacInnis, G. & Forrest, J. R. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A diverse array of wild bee species may provide more effective pollination than the widely employed European honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). High speci...

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Bird services and disservices to strawberry farming in Californian agricultural landscapes.

Published online: 22 Jul 2020

Authors: Gonthier, D. J. & Sciligo, A. R. & Karp, D. S. & Lu, A. & Garcia, K. & Juarez, G. & Chiba, T. & Gennet, S. & Kremen, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bird conservation in agricultural settings can be controversial. While some bird species damage some crops, others suppress insect pests. Few studies ...

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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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Supplementing small farms with native mason bees increases strawberry size and growth rate.

Published online: 02 May 2018

Authors: Horth, L. & Campbell, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollination services, especially those of bees, play a vital role in agriculture. Declining honeybee populations require us to find alternative soluti...

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The foraging behaviour of honeybees (Apis melli-ferd) and bumblebees (Bombus spp.) on blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum), raspberry (Rubus idaeus) and strawberry (Fragaria × Ananassa) flowers.

Published online: 28 Oct 1968

Authors: Free, J. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Observations on the behaviour of bees visiting black currant, raspberry and strawberry flowers showed that bees touched both stamens and stigmas of ne...

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Review: the content of bioactive compounds in different berry fruits from organic and conventional production.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Hallmann, E. & Średnicka-Tober, D. & Kazimierczak, R. & Rembiałkowska, E.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

The berry fruits are one of the best sources of bioactive compounds. Polyphenols abundant in berries belong to different chemical groups: phenolic aci...

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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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Modest enhancements to conventional grassland diversity improve the provision of pollination services.

Published online: 01 Jun 2016

Authors: Orford, K. A. & Murray, P. J. & Vaughan, I. P. & Memmott, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grassland for livestock production is a major form of land use throughout Europe and its intensive management threatens biodiversity and ecosystem fun...

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Semi-natural habitat surrounding farms promotes multifunctionality in avian ecosystem services.

Published online: 13 Jun 2022

Authors: Olimpi, E. M. & Garcia, K. & Gonthier, D. J. & Kremen, C. & Snyder, W. E. & Wilson-Rankin, E. E. & Karp, D. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Farmland birds can suppress insect pests, but may also consume beneficial insects, damage crops and potentially carry foodborne pathogens. As bird com...

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