Pest control experiments show benefits of complexity at landscape and local scales.

@article{ChaplinKramer2012PestCE,
  title={Pest control experiments show benefits of complexity at landscape and local scales.},
  author={Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer and Claire Kremen},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1936-48}
}
Farms benefit from pest control services provided by nature, but management of these services requires an understanding of how habitat complexity within and around the farm impacts the relationship between agricultural pests and their enemies. Using cage experiments, this study measures the effect of habitat complexity across scales on pest suppression of the cabbage aphid Brevicoryne brassicae in broccoli. Our results reveal that proportional reduction of pest density increases with complexity… CONTINUE READING
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