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Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops

{Tool} Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops. Creator(s): Boy, Emily. Issuing Organisation(s): AHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. (2014)

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Summary

Managing pests while encouraging the beneficial insects is a key component of organic crop production. This tool is a practical manual of pests and beneficial insects relevant in field crops. The first section describes how to identify larvae of the main pest families and their damage thresholds. Following sections describe the pests grouped by their taxonomy. The last section describes pest natural enemies and the agronomic practices that can improve their presence. Information regarding identification, risk factors, thresholds and non-chemical control are presented with a practical approach. Pests are well described and illustrated with pictures that facilitates their identification. This tool has been developed for the UK climates and conventional crops. Nonetheless, the information contained, can be used by farmers, conventional or organic, skilled or newcomers, all over Europe.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Managing pests while encouraging their enemies in field crops.
What problem does the tool address?:Identification of pests and beneficial insects in field crops.
What solution does the tool offer?:Description and pictures of pests and damages.
Strategies to improve populations of pest natural enemies.
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Books & reports
Theme:Pest and disease control
Keywords:arable farming, biological control, diagnostic tool, pest control
Keywords:arable farming, biological control, measuring instruments, monitoring and evaluation, pest control, natural enemies
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
biological control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_918
English
measuring instruments
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12457
English
pest control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5726
English
plant disease control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5960
English
monitoring and evaluation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_bea12d1e
English
natural enemies
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5085
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > Other organizations
Related Links:https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/32580
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Krabsen, Janne
ID Code:32580
Deposited On:18 Apr 2018 15:00
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 09:58
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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