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Do we use a ‘bouquet’ or a ‘KISS’ to win a natural enemy’s heart?
There is a controversy surrounding the approach used to provide flowers in conservation biological control. One approach involves the provision of a single flower species (‘KISS’), while the other involves multiple flower ...
Effect of flower presentation method on parasitoid wasp survival
Reliable testing of the suitability of various flower species for natural enemies is an important step in developing a conservation biological control programme. Laboratory tests showed that the suitability of nine candidate ...
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
(National Academy of Sciences, 2018-08-14)
The idea that noncrop habitat enhances pest control and represents a win–win opportunity to conserve biodiversity and bolster yields has emerged as an agroecological paradigm. However, while noncrop habitat in landscapes ...
Continental-scale suppression of an invasive pest by a host-specific parasitoid underlines both environmental and economic benefits of arthropod biological control
Biological control, a globally-important ecosystem service, can provide long-term and broad-scale suppression of invasive pests, weeds and pathogens in natural, urban and agricultural environments. Following (few) historic ...
Consumer attitudes regarding environmentally sustainable wine: an exploratory study of the New Zealand marketplace
Previous research has suggested that consumers are becoming increasingly concerned by the effects of conventional agricultural food production practices on human health and environmental wellbeing. This study sought to ...