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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 ...
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 ...
Potential of the beneficial fungus Trichoderma to enhance ecosystem-service provision in the biofuel grass Miscanthus × giganteus in agriculture
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-04-27)
The sterile hybrid grass Miscanthus x giganteus (Mxg) can produce more than 30 t dry matter/ha/year. This biomass has a range of uses, including animal bedding and a source of heating fuel. The grass provides a wide range ...
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 ...