Rachael Freeman Long

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Field edge habitat in homogeneous agricultural landscapes can serve multiple purposes including enhanced biodiversity, water quality protection, and habitat for beneficial insects, such as native bees and natural enemies. Despite this ecosystem service value, adoption of field border plantings, such as hedgerows, on largescale mono-cropped farms is minimal.(More)
In northern California, black bean aphid (Aphis fabae Scopoli complex) can be a major pest of sugarbeet, particularly in spring-planted fields. The major natural enemies of the aphid are predators, including the coccinellidsHippodamia convergens Guerin,Coccinella novemnotata Herbst &C. septempunctata L., and the chrysopidsChrysopa oculata Say &C.(More)
Degradation and loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services pose major challenges in simplified agricultural landscapes. Consequently, best management practices to create or restore habitat areas on field edges and other marginal areas have received a great deal of recent attention and policy support. Despite this, remarkably little is known about how(More)
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