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A diverse array of wild bee species may provide more effective pollination than the widely employed European honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). High speci...Read more
Bird conservation in agricultural settings can be controversial. While some bird species damage some crops, others suppress insect pests. Few studies ...Read more
Many farmers are facing high economic risks if pollinator declines continue or temporal and spatial variation in wild bee communities cause reduced po...Read more
Pollination services, especially those of bees, play a vital role in agriculture. Declining honeybee populations require us to find alternative soluti...Read more
Observations on the behaviour of bees visiting black currant, raspberry and strawberry flowers showed that bees touched both stamens and stigmas of ne...Read more
The berry fruits are one of the best sources of bioactive compounds. Polyphenols abundant in berries belong to different chemical groups: phenolic aci...Read more
Landscape composition and local diversification practices such as polyculture, cover cropping and hedgerows may promote natural pest control by benefi...Read more
Grassland for livestock production is a major form of land use throughout Europe and its intensive management threatens biodiversity and ecosystem fun...Read more
Farmland birds can suppress insect pests, but may also consume beneficial insects, damage crops and potentially carry foodborne pathogens. As bird com...Read more