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Attract and reward: combining chemical ecology and habitat manipulation to enhance biological control in field crops.

Published online: 15 Jun 2011

Authors: Simpson, M. & Gurr, G. M. & Simmons, A. T. & Wratten, S. D. & James, D. G. & Leeson, G. & Nicol, H. I. & Orre-Gordon, G. U. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

An increase in pesticide resistance in many pest species is promoting interest in biological control. Much remains to be learned about natural enemy i...

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Organic management and landscape heterogeneity combine to sustain multifunctional bird communities in European vineyards.

Published online: 11 Jun 2021

Authors: Barbaro, L. & Assandri, G. & Brambilla, M. & Castagneyrol, B. & Froidevaux, J. & Giffard, B. & Pithon, J. & Puig-Montserrat, X. & Torre, I. & Calatayud, F. & Gaüzère, P. & Guenser, J. & Macià-Valverde, F. X. & Mary, S. & Raison, L. & Sirami, C. & Rusch, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Conserving functionally diverse bird communities in European farmland is becoming critical, with no exception for regions of wine production. Manageme...

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Diversity and invasion within a predator community: impacts on herbivore suppression.

Published online: 13 Apr 2011

Authors: Hogg, B. N. & Daane, K. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Management strategies to enhance ecosystem services in agroecosystems often seek to increase predator biodiversity. Invaders commonly dominate predato...

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Prospective evaluation of the biological control of vine mealybug: refuge effects and climate.

Published online: 23 Apr 2008

Authors: Gutierrez, A. P. & Daane, K. M. & Ponti, L. & Walton, V. M. & Ellis, C. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Vine mealybug Planococcus ficus is an invasive pest of vineyards in many areas of the world. In California, USA, it infests all plant subunits and has...

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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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Benefits of increased cover crop diversity for predators and biological pest control depend on the landscape context.

Published online: 30 Sep 2021

Authors: Beaumelle, L. & Auriol, A. & Grasset, M. & Pavy, A. & Thiéry, D. & Rusch, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

1. Increasing plant diversity in agricultural systems is a promising way to balance food production and biodiversity conservation. Biological pest con...

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Using selective food plants to maximize biological control of vineyard pests.

Published online: 12 Jul 2006

Authors: Begum, M. & Gurr, G. M. & Wratten, S. D. & Hedberg, P. R. & Nicol, H. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Habitat manipulation is important for enhancing biological control of arthropod pests, but identification of selective food plants that benefit only n...

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Avian pest control in vineyards is driven by interactions between bird functional diversity and landscape heterogeneity.

Published online: 26 Jul 2017

Authors: Barbaro, L. & Rusch, A. & Muiruri, E. W. & Gravellier, B. & Thiery, D. & Castagneyrol, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Insectivorous birds are increasingly recognized for the crucial pest control services they provide to agroecosystems. While both the foraging activity...

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Rabbit damage to vineyards confronts farmers and hunters in Spain.

Published online: 26 Nov 2020

Authors: Delibes-Mateos, M. & Arroyo, B. & Ruiz, J. & Garrido, F. E. & Redpath, S. & Villafuerte, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: People and Nature

The conflict over the management of European rabbits that cause damage to vineyards in Spanish farmland areas was studied by conducting interviews and...

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The ecology of Chondrilla juncea in the western Mediterranean.

Published online: 01 Jan 1975

Authors: Wapshere, A. J. & Hasan, S. & Wahba, W. K. & Caresche, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

This study was conducted to examine the distribution of C. juncea in relation to various environmental conditions in the western Mediterranean where t...

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