Habitat management to conserve natural enemies of arthropod pests in agriculture.

  title={Habitat management to conserve natural enemies of arthropod pests in agriculture.},
  author={Douglas A. Landis and Stephen D. Wratten and Geoff M. Gurr},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
Many agroecosystems are unfavorable environments for natural enemies due to high levels of disturbance. Habitat management, a form of conservation biological control, is an ecologically based approach aimed at favoring natural enemies and enhancing biological control in agricultural systems. The goal of habitat management is to create a suitable ecological infrastructure within the agricultural landscape to provide resources such as food for adult natural enemies, alternative prey or hosts, and… 

Non-crop habitat management: Promoter of natural enemies of crop pests

  • M. MalaM. Baishnab
  • Environmental Science
    Asian journal of crop, soil science and plant nutrition
  • 2022
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