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Targeted flower strips effectively promote natural enemies of aphids

Tschumi, Matthias LU ; Albrecht, Matthias ; Entling, Martin H and Jacot, Katja (2014) In IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 100.
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Sown wildflower strips are increasingly established within agri-environmental schemes in Europe and worldwide. Their goals include the promotion of biodiversity, pest control or pollination services. Here, we tested whether a new type of flower strip targeted to promote natural enemies controlling aphids and other wheat pests are more effective in achieving this goal than an already implemented wildflower strip type aimed at biodiversity conservation. We found two to five times higher numbers of key aphid antagonists, Syrphidae, Coccinellidae and Chrysoperla carnea (Chrysopidae), in the targeted flower strip compared to wildflower strips designed for biodiversity conservation. The targeted use of flowering plants, providing fundamental... (More)
Sown wildflower strips are increasingly established within agri-environmental schemes in Europe and worldwide. Their goals include the promotion of biodiversity, pest control or pollination services. Here, we tested whether a new type of flower strip targeted to promote natural enemies controlling aphids and other wheat pests are more effective in achieving this goal than an already implemented wildflower strip type aimed at biodiversity conservation. We found two to five times higher numbers of key aphid antagonists, Syrphidae, Coccinellidae and Chrysoperla carnea (Chrysopidae), in the targeted flower strip compared to wildflower strips designed for biodiversity conservation. The targeted use of flowering plants, providing fundamental resources for natural enemies of crop pests, might significantly contribute to an efficient integrated pest management.
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Working Group "Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity". : Proceedings of the meeting at Poznan, Poland, 21 - 23 May, 2014. - Proceedings of the meeting at Poznan, Poland, 21 - 23 May, 2014.
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IOBC-WPRS Bulletin
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Holland, John ; Gerowitt, Bärbel ; Bianchi, Felix ; Kędziora, Andrzej ; Lupi, Daniela ; van Helden, Maarten ; Moonen, Camilla and van Rijn, Paul
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100
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IOBC-WPRS
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1027-3115
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978-92-9067-280-7
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10.13140/2.1.4382.0488
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  author       = {Tschumi, Matthias and Albrecht, Matthias and Entling, Martin H and Jacot, Katja},
  booktitle    = {Working Group "Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity". : Proceedings of the meeting at Poznan, Poland, 21 - 23 May, 2014.},
  editor       = {Holland, John and Gerowitt, Bärbel and Bianchi, Felix and Kędziora, Andrzej and Lupi, Daniela and van Helden, Maarten and Moonen, Camilla and van Rijn, Paul},
  isbn         = {978-92-9067-280-7},
  issn         = {1027-3115},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {IOBC-WPRS},
  series       = {IOBC-WPRS Bulletin},
  title        = {Targeted flower strips effectively promote natural enemies of aphids},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.4382.0488},
  doi          = {10.13140/2.1.4382.0488},
  volume       = {100},
  year         = {2014},
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