Beneficial insects move from flowering plants to nearby crops

@inproceedings{Long1998BeneficialIM,
  title={Beneficial insects move from flowering plants to nearby crops},
  author={Rachael Freeman Long and A. Michelle Corbett and Christopher R Lamb and Chris Reberg-Horton and Jeff St. A. Chandler and Michael Stimmann},
  year={1998}
}
Marking studies demonstrated that lady beetles, lacewings, syrphid flies and parasitic wasps fed on nectar or pollen provided by borders of flowering plants around farms; many insects moved 250 feet into adjacent field crops. Studies using the elemental marker rubidium also showed that syrphid flies, parasitic wasps and lacewings fed on flowering cover crops in orchards and that some moved 6 feet high in the tree canopy and 700 feet away from the treated area. The use of nectar or pollen by… CONTINUE READING

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