Shade trees decrease pest abundances on brassica crops in Kenya

@article{Guenat2017ShadeTD,
  title={Shade trees decrease pest abundances on brassica crops in Kenya},
  author={Sol{\`e}ne Guenat and Riikka Kaartinen and Mattias Jonsson},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-12}
}
Agroforestry practices may mitigate the current loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services due to deforestation and agricultural intensification. To examine the effects of agroforestry on the ecosystem service of pest regulation, we assessed pest abundances and biological control potential in shaded and open kale (Brassica oleracea L. acephala) fields in Western Kenya. Specifically, we compared the abundance of pest aphids and caterpillars, ground-dwelling ants, spiders and predatory beetles… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 9 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 43 references

Effects of agroforestry on pest , disease and weed control : a meta - analysis

  • L Pumariño, GW Sileshi, S Gripenberg
  • Basic Appl Ecol
  • 2015
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Quantifying the contribution of birds to the control of arthropod pests on kale , Brassica oleracea acephala , a key crop in East African highland farmland

  • PK Ndang’ang’a, Njoroge JBM, J Vickery
  • Int J Pest Manag
  • 2013
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Multifunctional shade-tree management in tropical agroforestry landscapes—a review

  • T Tscharntke, Y Clough, SA Bhagwat
  • J Appl Ecol 48:619–629
  • 2011
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Trees in agricultural landscapes enhance provision of ecosystem services in Sub - Saharan Africa

  • S Kuyah, I Öborn, M Jonsson
  • Int J Biodivers Sci Ecosyst Serv Manag
  • 2016
1 Excerpt

The effect of semi - natural habitats on aphids and their natural enemies across spatial and temporal scales

  • A Alignier, L Raymond, M Deconchat
  • Biol Control
  • 2014
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…