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Record number 364798
Title Bio-support: modelling the impact of landscape elements for pest control
Author(s) Kragten, S.; Snoo, G.R. de
Source Proceedings of the Netherlands Entomological Society meeting 15 (2004). - ISSN 1874-9542 - p. 93 - 97.
Department(s) Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology
Publication type Non-refereed article in scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) graangewassen - plantenplagen - biologische bestrijding - landschapsecologie - natuurlandschap - grain crops - plant pests - biological control - landscape ecology - natural landscape
Categories Biological Control of Pests
Abstract Semi-natural habitats in arable land could play an important role as a source of arthropod predators. The presence of these arthropods can lead to a significant suppression of pests. Field data concerning the presence of landscape elements and cereal aphids are analysed. The results suggest that field shape and higher abundance of semi-natural habitat lead to a reduction of pest populations in adjacent crops. Furthermore, a first step towards a model (Bio-Support) predicting the colonisation of arable fields by polyphagous predators is made. Further development of such tools should be promoted in order to make them useful as decision support systems for farmers.
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