Diversification of mowing regime increases arthropods diversity in species-poor cultural hay meadows

@article{ek2011DiversificationOM,
  title={Diversification of mowing regime increases arthropods diversity in species-poor cultural hay meadows},
  author={Oldřich {\vC}{\'i}{\vz}ek and Jaroslav Z{\'a}me{\vc}n{\'i}k and Robert Tropek and Petr Ko{\vc}{\'a}rek and Martin Konvi{\vc}ka},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={215-226}
}
Agricultural intensification reduces the biodiversity of European farmlands. Hay meadows represent an important farmland habitat, traditionally used to produce hay. With decreased demand for hay, the continuation of hay harvest is supported by Agri-environmental schemes across European Union. Modern hay harvest techniques differ from traditional manual harvest by removing the grass instantaneously over large land areas. To minimize adverse effects on meadow invertebrates, diversifying harvest… 

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