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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 ...
A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production
(American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019-10-16)
Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield-related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely on ...
Community dynamics can modify the direction of simulated warming effects on crop yield
(Public Library of Science, 2018-11-19)
Climate change affects agriculture through a range of direct and indirect pathways. These include direct changes to impacts of pests and diseases on crops and indirect effects produced by interactions between organisms. ...
Biology and management of the New Zealand endemic wheat bug, Nysius huttoni (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)
(Entomological Society of America, 2019-11-17)
The wheat bug, Nysius huttoni White, mainly reported as a pest of wheat and forage brassicas, is native to New Zealand. This pest has been accidentally introduced into The Netherland and Belgium during apple exports from ...
Preferences of the wheat bug (Nysius huttoni) for particular growth stages of the potential trap crop, alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 2019-07-28)
The New Zealand endemic wheat bug, Nysius huttoni (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae), is a pest of brassica seedlings. However, it has a wide host range comprising almost all cultivated brassicas, cereals and many other cultivated ...