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The Effects of Crop Type and Production Systems on the Activity of Beneficial Invertebrates

Eyre, M.D.; Volakakis, N.; Shotton, P.N. and Leifert, C. (2007) The Effects of Crop Type and Production Systems on the Activity of Beneficial Invertebrates. Paper at: 3rd QLIF Congress: Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems, University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

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Beneficial invertebrate activity (13 groups) was assessed in five crop types on a split-plot experimental system in northern England using pitfall trapping and suction sampling in May-October 2005. Very significant differences were detected in activity between crop type, and in the preference of groups for individual crops. Within crop types, differences in fertiliser and crop protection approaches appeared to significantly affect activity, with preferences for either organic or conventional management differing between groups. In general, inorganic fertiliser application had more effect on activity than pesticide, herbicide and fungicide use.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Beneficial invertebrates, natural enemies, crop production, fertiliser, crop protection
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Farming Systems
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 3: Crop production systems
UK > Univ. Newcastle
International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress > 3 Crop production / soil management
Deposited By: Eyre, Dr M.D.
ID Code:10391
Deposited On:07 Mar 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information: The final version of this paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20 – 23, 2007. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.http://orgprints.org/10417/
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