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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 ...
- Duchene, Olivier; Celette, Florian; Ryan, Matthew R.; DeHaan, Lee R.; Crews, Timothy E.; David, Christophe
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.284 pp. 106591
- Thinopyrum intermedium subsp. intermedium; crop rotation; crops; ecosystem services; environmental performance; farmers; farming systems; farms; food security; forage production; grains; harvesting; issues and policy; soil quality; water quality
- ... Western European agriculture is largely defined by the high level of productivity of its cereal grain production. Such productivity is largely a result of farm specialization and intensification. This approach however has led to environmental problems and farm sensitivity to climatic and economic hazards. Recently, perennial grains have been promoted as a potential alternative, particularly with i ...