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Slug damage and numbers of the slug pests, Arion lusitanicus and Deroceras reticulatum, in oilseed rape grown beside sown wildflower strips
Abstract In 1994 and 1995, slug damage and numbers of the most abundant slugs, Arion lusitanicus and Deroceras reticulatum, were estimated in sown wildflower strips and adjacent rape fields. SlugExpand
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The palatability of 78 wildflower strip plants to the slug Arion lusitanicus
Summary. As Arion lusitanicus has been observed in high densities in wildflower strips, the palatability of the foliage of 78 species of sown and naturally occurring plants found in such stripsExpand
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Insect pests in winter oilseed rape affected by field and landscape characteristics
Winter oilseed rape (OSR, Brassica napus) cropping is often associated with an intensive use of pesticides. The transformation of structurally rich landscapes into more monotonous landscapes may beExpand
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Effect of within-field and landscape factors on insect damage in winter oilseed rape
Abstract It was investigated whether damage on winter oilseed rape ( Brassica napus ) caused by three major pests (rape and cabbage stem weevil, pollen beetle, brassica pod midge) was affected byExpand
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Predation by the Carabid Beetles Pterostichus melanarius and Poecilus cupreus on Slugs and Slug Eggs
Predation on slugs, Arion lusitanicus (Mabille) and Deroceras reticulatum (Müller), and their eggs by the carabid beetles Pterostichus melanarius (Illiger) and Poecilus cupreus (L.) was investigatedExpand
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Spider assemblages in winter oilseed rape affected by landscape and site factors
Spiders are an abundant and diverse group of generalist predators in arable fields. Knowledge on what landscape and site factors affect this group can be valuable for efforts to reduce biodiversityExpand
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Habitat age increases reproduction and nutritional condition in a generalist arthropod predator
We studied the nutritional and reproductive response of Poecilus cupreus (synonymous with Pterostichus cupreus), one of the most abundant carabid beetles in arable land, to the succession in sixteenExpand
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Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
Significance Decades of research have fostered the now-prevalent assumption that noncrop habitat facilitates better pest suppression by providing shelter and food resources to the predators andExpand
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Gains to species diversity in organically farmed fields are not propagated at the farm level.
Organic farming is promoted to reduce environmental impacts of agriculture, but surprisingly little is known about its effects at the farm level, the primary unit of decision making. Here we reportExpand
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Thermal Heterogeneity in River Floodplains
River floodplains are composed of a shifting mosaic of aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Each habitat type exhibits distinct environmental and ecological properties. Temperature is a key propertyExpand
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