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Strip intercropping of wheat and oilseed rape enhances biodiversity and biological pest control in a conventionally managed farm scenario.

Published online: 24 Jun 2022

Authors: Alarcón-Segura, V. & Grass, I. & Breustedt, G. & Rohlfs, M. & Tscharntke, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Conventional agriculture in the global north is typically characterized by large monocultures, commonly managed with high levels of pesticide or ferti...

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Tailored flower strips promote natural enemy biodiversity and pest control in potato crops.

Published online: 03 Aug 2016

Authors: Tschumi, M. & Albrecht, M. & Collatz, J. & Dubsky, V. & Entling, M. H. & Najar-Rodriguez, A. J. & Jacot, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Sown flower strips are increasingly implemented within agri-environment schemes (AES) to increase functional biodiversity and ecosystem services such ...

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Can rolling composite wildflower blocks increase biodiversity in agricultural landscapes better than wildflowers strips?

Published online: 24 Jun 2022

Authors: Eccard, J. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biodiversity and abundance of wildlife has dramatically declined in agricultural landscapes. Sown, short-lived wildflower (WF) strips along the margin...

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Reduced applications of metaldehyde pellets for reliable control of the slug pests Arion lusitanicus and Deroceras reticulatum in oilseed rape adjacent to sown wildflower strips.

Published online: 06 Feb 1999

Authors: Friedli, J. & Frank, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The possibility of preventing severe slug damage to oilseed rape by applying metaldehyde solely on wildflower strips adjacent to the crop was studied....

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Refuge habitats modify impact of insecticide disturbance on carabid beetle communities.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Lee, J. C. & Menalled, F. D. & Landis, D. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Carabid beetles are polyphagous predators that can act as biological control agents of insect pests and weeds. While current agricultural practices of...

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Organic farming supports lower pest infestation, but fewer natural enemies than flower strips.

Published online: 01 Nov 2021

Authors: Török, E. & Zieger, S. & Rosenthal, J. & Földesi, R. & Gallé, R. & Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agricultural intensification has led to dramatic losses of species and associated ecosystem services. In the European Union, agri-environment schemes ...

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Increasing syrphid fly diversity and density in sown flower strips within simple vs. complex landscapes.

Published online: 04 Nov 2009

Authors: Haenke, S. & Scheid, B. & Schaefer, M. & Tscharntke, T. & Thies, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The structural complexity of agricultural landscapes influences the local biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. Hence, developing effective ...

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The influence of crop tiller density on the breeding performance of a cereal-nesting specialist.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: Setchfield, R. P. & Peach, W. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In the pursuit of maximizing agricultural yields and profits, crop management under intensive agriculture has reduced the heterogeneity of crop sward ...

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Can arable field margins be managed to enhance their biodiversity, conservation and functional value for soil macrofauna?

Published online: 26 Mar 2008

Authors: Smith, J. & Potts, S. G. & Woodcock, B. A. & Eggleton, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The establishment of grassy strips at the margins of arable fields is an agri-environment scheme that aims to provide resources for native flora and f...

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Agri-environment schemes enhance pollinator richness and abundance but bumblebee reproduction depends on field size.

Published online: 16 Dec 2020

Authors: Geppert, C. & Hass, A. & Földesi, R. & Donkó, B. & Akter, A. & Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollinators have experienced a dramatic decrease world-wide due to agricultural intensification. In many countries, agri-environment schemes (AES) hav...

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