Agroecosystem management and biotic interactions: a review

@article{Mdine2011AgroecosystemMA,
  title={Agroecosystem management and biotic interactions: a review},
  author={Safia M{\'e}di{\`e}ne and Muriel Valantin-Morison and Jean-Pierre Sarthou and St{\'e}phane de Tourdonnet and Marie Gosme and Michel Bertrand and Jean Roger-Estrade and J. N. Aubertot and Adrien Rusch and Natacha Motisi and C{\'e}line P{\'e}losi and Thierry Dor{\'e}},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={491-514}
}
Increasing the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides in agroecosystems has led to higher crop yields, accompanied by a decline in biodiversity at the levels of field, cropping system and farm. Biodiversity decline has been favoured by changes at landscape level such as regional farm specialisation, increases in field size, and the removal of hedgerows and woodlots. The loss of biodiversity in agroecosystems has increased the need for external inputs because beneficial functions are no… CONTINUE READING
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