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Host plants affect the foraging success of two parasitoids that attack light brown apple moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
(Public Library of Science, 2015-04-20)
The light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana is a key pest of wine grapes in Australia. Two parasitoids, Dolichogenidea tasmanica and Therophilus unimaculatus, attack the larval stage of this pest. D. tasmanica is ...
From poachers to gamekeepers: perceptions of farmers towards ecosystem services on arable farmland
(International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability., 2007)
Management of ecosystem services (ES) is vital to maintain and improve the productivity of agricultural systems in order to meet the food demands of a growing human population. However, some land management practices can ...
Significance and value of non-traded ecosystem services on farmland
© Copyright 2015 Sandhu et al. Background. Ecosystem services (ES) generated within agricultural landscapes, including field boundaries, are vital for the sustainable supply of food and fibre. However, the value of ES in ...
Scarcity of ecosystem services: an experimental manipulation of declining pollination rates and its economic consequences for agriculture
Ecosystem services (ES) such as pollination are vital for the continuous supply of food to a growing human population, but the decline in populations of insect pollinators worldwide poses a threat to food and nutritional ...