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- Jacobsen, Stine K.; Moraes, Gilberto J.; Sørensen, Helle; Sigsgaard, Lene
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.272 pp. 1-9
- Araneae; Hymenoptera; Phytoseiidae; Tetranychus urticae; Urtica dioica; agroecosystems; habitats; herbaceous plants; insect pests; leaves; natural enemies; organic production; parasitoids; phytophagous insects; predator-prey relationships; predatory mites; species abundance; species richness; strawberries; vegetation
- ... Cropping practice influence arthropod species abundance and diversity in agroecosystems, thus impacting populations of insect pests and their natural enemies. A field study was conducted to investigate whether pest and natural enemy abundance was higher in organic compared with conventional strawberry fields, and whether the non-managed vegetation surrounding the field impacted natural enemy abund ...
- Riojas-López, Mónica E.; Díaz-Herrera, Isis Alejandra; Fierros-López, Hugo Eduardo; Mellink, Eric
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.272 pp. 199-205
- Opuntia; agroecosystems; bees; color; cropland; flowers; forage; habitats; intensive farming; landscapes; nests; orchards; pollination; shrublands; species richness; traps; Mexico; Northern Africa; South America; United States
- ... The decline of pollination services in some regions has stimulated much research on the effects of agricultural intensification on bees. In addition to the characteristics of agricultural plots, bee assemblages in them are influenced by the adjacent habitats. Perennial, fruit-oriented nopal (Opuntia spp.) orchards cover large surfaces in Mexico, North Africa, South America and southern U.S.A. and ...