Ground cover presence in organic olive orchards affects the interaction of natural enemies against Prays oleae, promoting an effective egg predation

@article{lvarez2021GroundCP,
  title={Ground cover presence in organic olive orchards affects the interaction of natural enemies against Prays oleae, promoting an effective egg predation},
  author={Hugo Alejandro {\'A}lvarez and Raquel Jim{\'e}nez-Mu{\~n}oz and Marina Morente and Mercedes Campos and Francisca Ruano},
  journal={Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment},
  year={2021},
  volume={315},
  pages={107441}
}
Abstract The olive moth, Prays oleae, is one of the most common insects that damages olives in the Mediterranean region. The establishment of ground cover within olive orchards has been promoted in this region in recent years to avoid erosion and soil degradation. Nevertheless, its role as a shelter for natural enemies of pests has been controversial. In this study, we have investigated the effectiveness of the biological control of P. oleae in organic olive orchards with ground cover (mowed… Expand

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