Alternative landscape design and management and insect diversity in residential landscapes

@inproceedings{Lorenzo2003AlternativeLD,
  title={Alternative landscape design and management and insect diversity in residential landscapes},
  author={Alfredo B. Lorenzo and Jesusa Crisostomo Legaspi and Manuel L. Pescador and James John Muchovej and Edwin R. Duke},
  year={2003}
}
An analysis of data collected from several residential landscapes in Tallahassee, Florida, revealed positive and negative relationships between the number of predator insects and pests in the landscape and the richness, evenness and abundance of plant species at the site. Increasing the diversity of plants in a residential landscape may increase the number of predators while decreasing the number of pests that will be found in a site for two likely reasons. First, relatively few plants harbored… CONTINUE READING

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