P. van Rijn
F. van Alebeek
E. den Belder
H. van Gurp
- Functional agro biodiversity in Dutch arable farming: Results of a three year pilot
- IOBC/WPRS Bulletin
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
A pilot on 400 ha of Dutch arable farms during 2004-2007 perennial grassy field margins and functional annual flower strips were created on potato and wheat fields. Monitoring information on pests and natural enemies was directly communicated to the farmers to support pest management decisions. Due to the increasing numbers of natural enemies and the gradually reducing peak densities of aphids, the farmers could refrain from insecticide applications against aphids in these crops. The pilot has yielded great public awareness on possibilities for functional agro biodiversity in arable crops.
- Proceedings title: Working group "Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity": Proceedings of the meeting at Bordeaux
(France), 14 - 17 May, 2008
Place of publication: Montfavet
Editors: W.A.H. Rossing, H.M. Poeling, M. van Helden
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