Effect of ground cover vegetation on the abundance and diversity of beneficial arthropods in citrus orchards.

@article{Silva2010EffectOG,
  title={Effect of ground cover vegetation on the abundance and diversity of beneficial arthropods in citrus orchards.},
  author={E Silva and Jos{\'e} Carlos Gar{\'c}ıa Franco and T S Vasconcelos and M. P. Branco},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={489-99}
}
The effect of ground cover upon the communities of beneficial arthropods established in the canopy of lemon trees was investigated, by comparing three ground-cover management treatments applied: RV, resident vegetation; S, sowed selected species; and BS, bare soil by controlling weeds with herbicide. Over two consecutive years, arthropod communities in the tree canopy were sampled periodically by beating and suction techniques. Significantly higher numbers of beneficial arthropods were found in… CONTINUE READING