Does plant diversity benefit agroecosystems? A synthetic review.

@article{Letourneau2011DoesPD,
  title={Does plant diversity benefit agroecosystems? A synthetic review.},
  author={D. Letourneau and I. Armbrecht and B. Rivera and James Montoya Lerma and E. J. Carmona and M. Daza and Selene Escobar and V{\'i}ctor Galindo and Catalina Guti{\'e}rrez and Sebasti{\'a}n Duque L{\'o}pez and Jessica L{\'o}pez Mej{\'i}a and Aleyda Maritza Acosta Rangel and Janine Herrera Rangel and L. Rivera and C. Saavedra and A. M. Torres and A. R. Trujillo},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          9-21
        }
}
Predictive theory on how plant diversity promotes herbivore suppression through movement patterns, host associations, and predation promises a potential alternative to pesticide-intensive monoculture crop production. We used meta-analysis on 552 experiments in 45 articles published over the last 10 years to test if plant diversification schemes reduce herbivores and/or increase the natural enemies of herbivores as predicted by associational resistance hypotheses, the enemies hypothesis, and… Expand
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