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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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Teretrius nigrescens against larger grain borer Prostephanus truncatus in African maize stores: biological control at work?

Published online: 21 May 2003

Authors: Holst, N. & Meikle, W. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Following the accidental introduction of the bostrichid beetle Prostephanus truncatus into East and West Africa around 1980, a classical biological co...

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Seasonal life-history models for the integrated management of the invasive weed nodding thistle Carduus nutans in Australia.

Published online: 12 Jul 2006

Authors: Shea, K. & Sheppard, A. & Woodburn, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

It is widely accepted that combining several control options into integrated pest management strategies is the most effective way to provide long-term...

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Organic fertilisation enhances generalist predators and suppresses aphid growth in the absence of specialist predators.

Published online: 23 Jul 2021

Authors: Aguilera Guillermo & Riggi Laura & Miller Kirsten & Roslin Tomas & Bommarco Riccardo

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological control by natural enemies is a valuable ecosystem service. The predator community in a crop field is a combination of predators dwelling i...

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Natural vegetation benefits synergistic control of the three main insect and pathogen pests of a fruit crop in southern Africa.

Published online: 29 Jul 2015

Authors: Henri, D. C. & Jones, O. & Tsiattalos, A. & Thébault, E. & Seymour, C. L. & Veen, F. J. F. van

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Most studies of the potential for natural habitat to improve agricultural productivity have been conducted in transformed, temperate regions, but litt...

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Habitat manipulation in lucerne Medicago sativa: arthropod population dynamics in harvested and 'refuge' crop strips.

Published online: 11 Sep 2002

Authors: Hossain, Z. & Gurr, G. M. & Wratten, S. D. & Raman, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

1. In order to realize the full potential of natural enemies in integrated pest management, it is necessary to understand their population dynamics, p...

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Dispersal propensity and settling preferences of European corn borers in maize field borders.

Published online: 02 May 2007

Authors: Bailey, R. I. & Bourguet, D. & Pallec, A. H. le & Ponsard, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops kill pest larvae but have led to resistance evolution in several target pests. The high dose-refuge (HDR) strategy a...

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Host-adapted aphid populations differ in their migratory patterns and capacity to colonize crops.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: Eigenbrode, S. D. & Davis, T. S. & Adams, J. R. & Husebye, D. S. & Waits, L. P. & Hawthorne, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Although phytophagous insects can vary genetically in host use and exhibit long-range movements, the combined implications of these phenomena for pest...

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Differential effects of landscape and management on diversity and density of ground-dwelling farmland spiders.

Published online: 25 May 2005

Authors: Schmidt, M. H. & Roschewitz, I. & Thies, C. & Tscharntke, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The distribution and abundance of animals are influenced by factors at both local and wider landscape scales. Natural enemies of pests in arable field...

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Optimizing search strategies for invasive pests: learn before you leap.

Published online: 09 Feb 2011

Authors: Baxter, P. W. J. & Possingham, H. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Strategic searching for invasive pests presents a formidable challenge for conservation managers. Limited funding can necessitate choosing between sur...

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