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- Penvern, S.; Fernique, S.; Cardona, A.; Herz, A.; Ahrenfeldt, E.; Dufils, A.; Jamar, L.; Korsgaard, M.; Kruczyńska, D.; Matray, S.; Ozolina-Pole, L.; Porcel, M.; Ralle, B.; Steinemann, B.; Świergiel, W.; Tasin, M.; Telfser, J.; Warlop, F.; Sigsgaard, L.
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.284 pp. 106555
- Malus domestica; apples; biodiversity; birds; composts; ecosystem services; farmers; infrastructure; interviews; managers; motivation; orchards; organic production; pesticide use reduction; pesticides; pests; surveys; Europe
- ... Supporting functional biodiversity (FB), which provides natural pest regulation, is an environmentally sound and promising approach to reduce pesticide use in perennial cultures such as apple, especially in organic farming. However, little is known about farmers’ practices and motivations to implement techniques that favor FB, especially whether or not they really expect anything from FB in terms ...
- Vanlauwe, B.; Hungria, M.; Kanampiu, F.; Giller, K.E.
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.284 pp. 106583
- agronomy; biodiversity; breeding; crops; farmers; fertilizers; genotype; harvest index; income; intercropping; legumes; nitrogen fixation; nutrition; phosphorus; plant cultural practices; shelf life; small farms; small-scale farming; soil; soil fertility; supply chain; sustainable agricultural intensification; symbiosis; Sub-Saharan Africa
- ... Grain legumes play a key role in smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), in relation to food and nutrition security and income generation. Moreover, because of their N2-fixation capacity, such legumes can also have a positive influence on soil fertility. Notwithstanding many decades of research on the agronomy of grain legumes, their N2-fixation capacity, and their contribution to ...